FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over nineteen years of lived experience. Episode 91 shines a spotlight on the Hope Rising Clinic in Bothell, Washington. Hope Rising Clinic is the only clinic in the Washington region that offers comprehensive services for prenatal exposure. Podcast Host, Natalie Vecchione, speaks with Alex Lundy, M.S., CCC-SLP (Clinic Manager) and Michelle Stiller Bradley, M.A., LMHCA (Chief Program Officer) about Hope RISING Clinic. Michelle Stiller Bradley has worn many hats in her 30 year, social service career: therapist, case manager, forensic child interviewer, child abuse investigator, caseworker, advocate and director. Michelle has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Welfare, A Master's Degree in Counseling and she is pursuing a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration. Michelle currently serves as Chief Program Officer at Wonderland Child and Family Services, where she has worked for over a decade. While overseeing Wonderland's early intervention, Michelle developed a special interest in serving children with prenatal substance exposure. She has channeled this passion, and her personal experience raising a child with FASD, into the developmental of Wonderland's Hope RISING Clinic for Prenatal Substance Exposure, an innovative diagnostic and treatment center for children and families in the greater Seattle area. Michelle is also on the Board of Directors of NOFAS Washington. Her most important job (and hardest by far!) is parenting four children ages 12-23 years. Alex Lundy has been leading a multidisciplinary team providing holistic services to children with prenatal substance exposure and their families. Alex began her career in the field of neurodiversity as a behavior technician for children with autism. She found joy in discovering how to enter a child's world and to teach communication, leading her to pursue a Master's Degree in Speech - Language Pathology at University of Oregon. She has worked in a variety of settings including: early intervention, outpatient clinics and schools. Alex began to notice children in the school system with emotional regulation, social skills and impulse control - who did not have a diagnosis, but all had something in common... a history of trauma and suspected prenatal substance exposure. A few years later, Alex moved to Seattle, WA and began working at Wonderland Child and Family Services. In 2019, Hope RISING Clinic for Prenatal Substance Exposure opened their doors and Alex jumped at the chance to lead the team and learn more about the invisible disability of FASD! In this HOPE filled conversation, Michelle and Alex discuss the following: the history of Hope RISING Clinic and it's growth in the past year, programs / services / supports offered by Hope RISING, the importance of getting an FASD Diagnosis (if suspected), goals for Hope RISING and words of hope for families of those with FASD. Hope RISING R - Resources I - Interventions S - Support to I - Inspire N - Nurture and G - Grow "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." - The Serenity Prayer EPISODE RESOURCES - Hope Rising Clinic https://hoperisingclinic.org/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/wonderlandchildfamily/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WonderlandChildandFamilyServices Twitter - https://twitter.com/wonder_families FASD HOPE RESOURCES - https://www.fasdhope.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1 Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/ Clubhouse - @natalievecc Check out our new book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy BUY IT NOW!
Are you interested in multiple careers in Hollywood? Gaining experience writing, acting, directing, and producing will help you to not only learn which one you like the best but also to understand the perspectives of the other professionals you will work with. Kevin Tenney is an incredible writer, director, and producer. After graduating from college, Kevin was accepted to the Cinema & Television Department of the University of Southern California, where only the top five percent of students are given the opportunity to direct either a Television Project or a Film Project. Kevin was - and still is - the only student in the University's history to direct one of each. Kevin wrote his first feature-length script, Ouija, as an assignment in his screenwriting class and then left USC four units short of his Master's Degree in order to direct it. Kevin's second feature, Night of the Demons, became a cult classic, spawning two sequels and a 2010 big-budget remake. Kevin has since written, directed, and/or produced more than twenty independent films and documentaries and is currently working on his first horror-themed comic. In this episode, Kevin and I talk about when he knew that he wanted to direct movies, the gutsy action he took to attend the University of Southern California's film school, the different skills that have helped him throughout his career, what his advice is for up and coming Hollywood professionals, and a message to fans of Night of the Demons. Kevin's career is an incredible story of the hard work behind mastering a craft and I can't wait for you to hear this conversation. Tune in to Episode 39 of Hollywood Dream Maker to learn how Kevin built an amazing career in Hollywood for himself and what advice he has for aspiring actors, writers, directors, and filmmakers!In This Episode You Will Learn:Kevin's success at the University of Southern California's film school (8:04)The value of having the skill of writing in Hollywood (14:49)What Kevin looks for when casting a project (22:15)The project that Kevin is most proud of (39:13)Kevin's advice for up and coming filmmakers (50:37)Kevin's message to the fans of Night of the Demons (59:10) Connect with KevinIMDb Let's Connect: Manhattan Actor Studio Website See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Master Your Mind Dr. Bruce Lipton | Why changing your perception and subconscious programming can improve gene expression | Conquering the Placebo and Nocebo Dr. Bruce Lipton : https://www.brucelipton.com/about Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.#short #science #brucelipton Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lipton's research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior. An experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz and published in the journal Science was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering. Video Produced by Sober is Dope Podcast https://anchor.fm/soberisdope Video Footage by CottonBro, 伍俊明 , Tom Fisk, Wolfgang Langer, RedRecords, Atul Choudhary, nappy, alenta azwild , Kelly Lancy, from Pexels FREE LIFE TRANSFORMATION EBOOK: by SOBER IS DOPE PODCAST LINK: https://linktr.ee/Soberisdope Video Produced by POP Buchanan For the Recovery Community. #BruceLipton #DrBruceLipton #Epigenetic #BiologyogBelief FREE LIFE TRANSFORMATION EBOOK: by SOBER IS DOPE PODCAST LINK: https://linktr.ee/Soberisdope Hi Everyone. I am POP Buchanan, the host of the Sober is Dope Podcast. I am excited to share some reflections on my journey and mindset. The Sober is Dope Podcast highlights the transformative qualities of Recovery. I am your host, POP Buchanan. I have been sober for 7.5 years. Sobriety gave me back my life. I quit cigarettes, negative thinking, improved my spirituality, and reversed pre-diabetes. Sobriety helped me to find true happiness and purpose. I transformed my health, mental health, and mindset. I am now at peace. This Podcast is about healing and redemption. I am fully recovered from the darkness of addiction. I aim to inspire others to find healing and hope through my story. Thanks be to God. Welcome to Sober is Dope! FREE E BOOK: https://linktr.ee/Soberisdope *Copyright Waiver Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, the grant is made for the "fair use" For purposes such as criticisms, comments, news reports, teaching, scholarships, and research. Equitable use is a use permitted by copyright law that you may otherwise be infringing on. Nonprofit, Educational or personal use tilts the balance in favor of fair use. 1) This video has no negative impact on the original works (would be really positive for them) 2) This video is also for teaching purposes. 3) It is not a transformer in nature. 4) I only use bits and pieces of videos to get the point through where it is needed. Sober is Dope (No CopyRight) do not have the rights to these video clips. They have, according to fair use, Been reused with the intention of educating and inspiring others. However, if any content owner I would like your images removed, please contact us: -the private message here (Spotify)) or my email address: email@example.com ============================================= --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/soberisdope/message
Hour 1 * Guest: Chris Carlson – Without God, we can never win, With God, we can never lose, The Battle for Freedom is the Lord's, but we need to be engaged in the fight! – Discussion of All Things Liberty. * The Allegory of the Dime and the Nickel – Chris Carlson – the day I start taking dimes is the day I stop getting free money – In America today, who represents Jimmy and who represents Johnny? * Two Fakes and a Fleece: A Lesson on How to Spot Fraud! * Meet Harriet Hageman, Trump's endorsed anti-Cheney gladiator, yet another product of rotten and fractious “America First” political machine that rose up to try to exploit Trump's base after his presidency. Not only was she part of an effort to prevent Trump from becoming the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, denouncing him then as “racist and xenophobic,” but she also is—or was until recently—Cheney's good friend. * Another establishment pretender, Evan McMullin, just announced he has entered the US Senate race in Utah against Mike Lee – McMullin claims to be a “moderate.” He's NO moderate. He worked to elect President Joe Biden and has called for the replacement of the Republican Party. * Frances Haugen, Facebook's Fake Whistleblower. * How The Deep State Turned Social Media Into Spyware – After being hired by AT&T to revamp their growing email system, a small company named Leader Technologies of Columbus, Ohio saw the problem and began to devise a new database management system that would become the backbone of search engines. Leader integrated voice, streaming media and data systems for collaboration and decision making in a unique way that used far less resources than file based database systems, and it became the perfect vehicle for social media networking and, interestingly, NSA spying. Leader Tech spent more than $10 million and 145,000 man-hours to invent this technology and get it patented. The Deep State stole this technology and gave it to Google, Cisco, IBM, Facebook, and the NSA. Hour 2 * Guest: Teena Horlacher, Executive Committee Chair – WeCanAct.net – Teena received her bachelor's degrees at Utah State University in both Journalism and Political Science. She received a Master's Degree from George Wythe University (GWU) in Political Economy – She was born and raised in Cache Valley, Utah. She is the mother of 10 children. * Guest: Alena Erickson, Freedom Fighter and Defender of Truth – Alena believes that we “Back the Blue” as they back their oath, and our law enforcement is our last defense against a tyrannical government – Accountability and protecting liberty framed within the Constitution will always be her aim. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support
The green revolution won't be cheap, but there is enough money to make it happen - if it goes to the right places. What role can finance play in steering economies towards a low-carbon future?Elemental Excelerator's Dawn Lippert tells us why Hawaii is the best place to help climate start-ups find funding. Tariq Fancy, who ran sustainable investments for Blackrock, asks whether environmental investing makes any difference at all. Hosted by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist's global energy and climate innovation editor, with environment editor Catherine Brahic, and Oliver Morton, our briefings editor. For full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/climatepod and you can sign up to our fortnightly climate newsletter at economist.com/theclimateissue. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 81 - Dr. Brook Choulet is one of the only concierge psychiatrists in the US and is currently in the process of expanding her private practice to a large wellness center that offers several different wellness services. She built this practice from the ground up in less than 1 year and started it as a resident! She's got an incredible story and I'm excited for her to share some tips from her experience that I think will help you as you're building or growing your own business. After hearing this episode, you are going to wonder what's stopping you. Dr. Brook Choulet is a concierge psychiatrist and the founder of Choulet Wellness in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Choulet was raised in San Diego, California, and graduated from La Jolla Country Day School. She completed a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts and her medical degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City's rigorous six year BA/MD program. She obtained her medical degree at the age of 24 and pursued training in General Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix. Click here to download your free CME credits for listening to the show! Register for the Marriage and Money, M.D. Summit for free!For physicians who want a stronger marriage and better path to building wealthJoin us for this incredible free online event November 15-17, 2021!Medical careers drain time and energy from physicians and their spouses, not to mention the crushing debt most doctors are faced with when they first come out of training. The Marriage and Money, M.D. summit is a free 3-day online event that will give physician families the tools, resources, and encouragement they need to strengthen their marriage and build wealth so they can have the happy family and financial independence they deserve!Click here to learn more and sign up for free today!Register for the A.I. and Automation Summit for Free!Managing a Physician Practice is hard. Running a private medical practice involves so much more than medicine. To succeed, you need robust billing systems, a cohesive company culture, tried-and-true hiring and training practices, and effective ways to manage physician burnout. And that's to say nothing of finding time to manage the day-to-day operations between seeing patients. How can you make it all work seamlessly? With a little help from AI and automation.At the Physician Practice Automation Summit:You'll learn how the most successful doctors incorporate artificial intelligence and smart systems into their business model to scale and grow.Discover innovative ways to cut costs, save time, boost productivity, reduce employee turnover, generate more revenue, improve communication, and more.This week-long free event will help you create a practice you love (and one you can walk away from whenever you wish). And it's all yours with your FREE Ticket to Physician Practice Automation SummitCheck out the additional free resources available at The Scope of Practice!Business management resourcesPersonal finance resourcesRecommended online coursesRecommended books
Johnny Lynum is an active duty United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, seasoned real estate investor, and entrepreneur. Johnny started his real estate investing career in 2010 and has extensive experience in project management, operations, marketing, and negotiations. Over the last six years, he has purchased and sold over two dozen single-family properties and one apartment across four different markets. Currently, he has a real estate portfolio valued at over $4.5M. Johnny holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from TUI University, a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Alabama, and Financial Planning and Services Certification from Northwestern University. Johnny's first book, “Real Estate Success Strategies; What They Forgot TO Teach You In School'' is slated for publishing in Dec 2021.[00:01 - 04:48] Air Force OfficerLet's get to know Johnny LynumBalancing 16 Years of service and real estate[04:49 - 21:39] Operation Invest NowReal Estate is a BusinessFor all veterans out there, real estate can be for youWhat to Do on Your DowntimeVA LoansComing Soon: Real Estate Success StrategiesA Story of PerseveranceJohnny's most recent transactionGetting more from smaller deals[21:40 - 29:02] THE FINAL FOURWhat's the worst job that you ever had?Working at TargetWhat's a book you've read that has given you a paradigm shift?Rich Dad Poor DadWhat is a skill or talent that you would like to learn?GolfWhat does success mean to you?Time for youPutting actions behind your wordsConnect with Johnny. Links available belowTweetable Quotes:“Not every job is the same.” - Johnny Lynum“During your downtime, maximize your time and use it properly.” - Johnny Lynum“If you show up consistently, then good things will happen.” - Johnny LynumConnect with Johnny through Instagram, and LinkedIn. Visit his website https://www.opinvestnow.com/ and your freedom.LEAVE A 5-STAR REVIEW by clicking this link. WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?Be sure to follow me on the below platforms:Subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, or Stitcher.LinkedInYoutubeExclusive Facebook Groupwww.yonahweiss.comNone of this could be possible without the awesome team at Buzzsprout. They make it easy to get your show listed on every major podcast platform.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/weissadvice)
Ingrid Y. Helander talks about how to manage feelings of worry and use them to your advantage Episode 1120: Your Worsening Worry Wants Your Help to De-Stress by Ingrid Y. Helander on How Worrying Helps You Ingrid began her career in Marriage and Family Therapy after she had her three children. After her youngest son was diagnosed with a chronic illness, she decided that she wanted to train to work alongside people as they work through life's difficulties. She has a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. Ingrid specializes in Internal Family Systems and and Intimacy from the Inside Out Couples Therapy. The original post is located here: https://ingridyhelanderlmft.com/your-worsening-worry-wants-your-help-to-de-stress/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalRelationshipsDailyMarriageParenting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Accidental Success is a self-motivational book for someone stressed out with their life, career, or personal finances and needs the motivation to get up and get going. This book inspires, motivates, and teaches the readers how to build generational wealth step by step. The book contains the inspiring real-life story of Michael Dillard and the secret formula that he used to go from unemployed on a Friday to traveling around the world as a Foreign Service Officer (what he calls an Accidental Diplomat) on a Monday. Michael Dillard was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. Michael graduated from Northeast High School. From age 7, he was raised in a single-parent house when his parents divorced. The U.S. federal program called Upward Bound motivated him to develop a vision for his life. It provided tutoring and cultural exposure while in high school on the campus of Austin Peay State University. In addition to being an author, Michael Dillard is an Executive Coach. He completed his ICF executive coach training from the Center for Executive Coaches. One can book or schedule a coaching session with Michael at www.madillard.com. Michael received his Bachelor's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University, his MBA with a specialization in Financial Planning from Strayer University, and a Master's Degree in Accounting from Liberty University. Michael has put all the secret ingredients to success and happiness in the book, as he wants a maximum number of people to learn from his diverse experiences in life. “I really enjoyed reading about Michael's life and how he made it…. proving that despite setbacks, you can achieve success. This book is an inspiration to all, and I recommend it wholeheartedly,” says Mary H, a reviewer. Website: www.madillard.com
On October 15, on radio Baladi, Journalist Adel A. Mozip hosted Principal of Bridge Academy West, Mr. Mohamed Alsanai who addressed recent online challenges with teens that deem to be dangerous, and Dr. Violet Souweidane, who will address the "Tiktok and youth Issues,Vaping and Bullying. Dr. Violet Souweidane : Is a student Empowerment facilitator with Dearborn Public Schools. She trains staff and students on restorative practices; facilitates restorative circles with staff, students, parents and administration; work with administration on reducing suspensions while using other ways to repair harm and build community in our schools; work with high school students on promoting leadership and community engagement. Principal Alsanai is a certified educator and has been working in the education field for over twelve years. He has earned his Master's Degree in Education Leadership from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. In 2013, obtained an Educational Leadership Certification in Administration and Supervision from Michigan Department of Education. US Arab Radio can be heard on wnzk 690 AM, WDMV 700 AM, and WPAT 930 AM. Please visit: www.facebook.com/USArabRadio/ Web site : arabradio.us/ Online Radio: www.radio.net/s/usarabradio Twitter : twitter.com/USArabRadio Instagram : www.instagram.com/usarabradio/ Youtube : US Arab Radio
This week we welcome Jana King Evans! Jana is a singer, songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer of recording sessions and stage shows. Growing up in Texas, Jana completed a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal and Choral Music and Music Arranging, and did Masters work in Music Theater and Music Theory at Texas Tech University. Jana lived in Nashville over 15 years and is most recognized for her many years on national television on TNN (The Nashville Network) as lead background vocalist/vocal arranger on the Ralph Emery show, “Nashville Now”.....and on the Crook and Chase Show, “Music City Tonight”. She also can be seen on RFD TV's Family Reunion series on the “Second Generation” show. Jana has sung background and arranged vocals on 100's of recordings with artists such as Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Loretta Lynn, Roy Rogers, Marty Stuart, Clay Walker, etc. etc. etc.. Jana is also recognized for her commercial/jingle career in Nashville, Chicago, and Dallas. Some of the ones to note are: ”Like a good neighbor...STATE FARM is there” “The heartbeat of America....that's TODAY'S CHEVROLET” “OH, I'd love to be and OSCAR MEYER WEINER” “BUDWEISER BEER” and “TOYOTA” After marrying her husband who is a native of Branson, Jana has been a featured performer in various shows with the likes of Pam Tillis, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee, Les Brown and the Band of Renown, Doug Kershaw, etc. (And now....FINALLY...the stage of Branson Country USA)! In the past few years, Jana has been on a national tour with the Memphis Symphony orchestra singing along with live footage of Elvis Presley, produced by Priscilla Presley Productions, and with Deana Martin in Las Vegas in honor of Dean Martin's 100th year birthday celebration. Jana has had success as a songwriter and is most proud of her a song called “Jump Into My Fire”.....recorded by the late great Etta James on her Grammy nominated Island Records album “7 Year Itch”. Jana's latest vocal project is on the newly released movie soundtrack, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”. Jana recorded along with other Nashville session singers for the background and choral tracks under the direction of Dave Cobb (Christ Stapleton's producer) at the RCA Recording Studio in Nashville. Besides the music business, Jana spends most of her time now in community service as the new Administrator of the Branson Veterans Memorial Garden!
* Guest: Teena Horlacher, Executive Committee Chair - WeCanAct.net - Teena received her bachelor's degrees at Utah State University in both Journalism and Political Science. She received a Master's Degree from George Wythe University (GWU) in Political Economy - She was born and raised in Cache Valley, Utah. She is the mother of 10 children. * Guest: Alena Erickson, Freedom Fighter and Defender of Truth - Alena believes that we “Back the Blue” as they back their oath, and our law enforcement is our last defense against a tyrannical government - Accountability and protecting liberty framed within the Constitution will always be her aim.
To watch this episode, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Cody McBroom at his website https://tailoredcoachingmethod.com/ and on Instagram @codymcbroom Cody McBroom is the CEO and Head Coach of Tailored Coaching Method, where he and his team pride themselves on helping average individuals achieve and maintain above-average results through world-class individualization, education, and connection. Tailored Coaching Method is fueled by a relentless dedication to helping clients realize sustainable success with their physique, mind, and life - allowing them to live their very own life by design. In this episode, Cody and I talk about the hierarchy to a successful transformation, benefits of carbs for body recomposition, intensity vs. duration in training, “maingaining” and much more! “First and foremost, I do think that the behavior, lifestyle, and environment needs to be in the pyramid. That is the first thing because there's a psychology associated with body composition change, self-discipline…even just grit.” Cody McBroom Top Takeaways: The hierarchy of a successful transformation Why carbohydrates are an important tool for body recomposition Diet dials explained and how to use them in your training Benefits of cardio and conditioning regardless of your goal Show Notes: [0:00] Rachel gives a brief bio about guest Cody McBroom to the listeners [1:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Cody McBroom @codymcbroom to the listeners! [1:30] Cody dives into his background and how he decided to pursue fitness and nutrition [6:30] Question: Can you talk about what you see the hierarchy has been for transformation, and what a successful transformation looks like in terms of getting to the goal, but being able to sustain that goal afterward? [7:00] Eric Helms Pyramid [9:00] “First and foremost, I do think that the behavior, lifestyle, and ‘environment' needs to be in the pyramid. That is the first thing because there's a psychology associated with body composition change, self-discipline…even just grit.” [14:30] Question: What's your experience with clients who have gone through a body recomposition? Is it really only for people who are new to training or who are coming back from training? Or do you feel like there is still some kind of runway for people who are more advanced or maybe they are more elite? [18:00] ‘Gaintaining' for the advanced athlete [19:30] “I think the truth about recomp is that most people either have to be a brand new beginner or just recently injured or you have to be unbelievably patient.” [23:30] Question: Can you give our listeners a rundown of what the benefits of carbohydrates are if you're trying to change your body composition and build muscle? [32:30] Question: In terms of periodization and going into a fat loss phase, can we chat about what you've found to be most optimal in your coaching practice for your clients? [40:00] Fast fat loss vs. slow fat loss [43:00] Question: Can we briefly go through the different ways that you would categorize cardio based on energy systems and why it's important to work in those energy systems regardless of your goal? [44:30] OPEX: Sustain Train Gain [50:00] Question: Do you feel you see a trend with women you coach overworking and overtraining? [52:00] “Your results are only as good as your recovery.” [52:30] Question: Is there anything in the past year that you've changed your mind about and why? [5:00] The One Thing [55:30] To find more from Cody please check out his website https://tailoredcoachingmethod.com/, or on Instagram @codymcbroom [56:00] Thanks for listening to another episode! 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Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner. --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).
Cavin Costello is the Principal Architect of The Ranch Mine, an architecture firm he co-founded with his wife Claire in 2010 at the young age of 24 in Phoenix, Arizona. Originally from the northeastern part of the United States, Cavin moved site unseen to Phoenix after earning his undergraduate and Master's Degree in Architecture, inspired by the inventive work being done by Will Bruder, Wendell Burnette and Rick Joy, as well as the opportunities in a growing, young city in a powerful natural environment. Cavin and Claire started The Ranch Mine during the peak of the Great Recession, slowly building their practice from designing bathrooms locally to now designing homes across Arizona, the United States and globally. Specializing in designing homes for people with the pioneer spirit, their unique design approach and mission of honoring the past, challenging the norm, and inspiring the future has won them multiple national and local awards, including HGTV's Designer of the Year in 2019 and the American Institute of Architects naming them the “Future of Architecture” in 2015.https://www.instagram.com/theranchmineofficial/http://www.theranchmine.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
3rd Degree the Podcast is back with another scintillating episode of FC Dallas talk. With no FCD game, your hosts - Peter Welpton, Buzz Carrick, and Dan Crooke - go all-in on Ricardo Pepi and the US National Team and mix in some Weston McKennie and Chris Richards talk. Then it's a look ahead to USA vs Mexico and FC Dallas vs LAFC. Plus your hosts chew on the latest vibe in the FCD coach search, dropped some news about North Texas SC next year, and finally wonder what it means that Nkosi Tafari played for Los Toritos. All that and more on Episode 132 of 3rd the Podcast. 3rd Degree the Podcast is brought to you by Soccer90.com. 25% Off Sitewide for All 3rd Degree Podcast listeners with Promo Code 3RDDEGREE on Soccer90.com.Music by Pappy Check.
Guest: Dr Dvora Joseph Davey John is joined by Dr. Dvora Joseph Davey to discuss recent progress in the study of the COVID virus in relation to the effects that it may have on a pregnant woman and her unborn child. She will also address the vaccination concerns that are often expressed by parents-to-be in their decision whether to be vaccinated or not vaccinated. Callers often phone in with concern as to whether vaccination is a wise choice for a pregnant mother. Western Cape medicine continues to study and compare and Dr. Dvora Joseph Davey will express an important understanding that should motivate decision. Dr. Dvora Joseph Davey is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Cape Town. Dr. Davey received her Master's Degree in Public Health from Columbia University and her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What Does It Really Mean to Show Up? In this episode, we speak with Rosemerry’s mentor and beloved friend Judith Jordan Kalush about how the way we meet our daily life intimately informs our creative practice. Are we listening? Are we distracted? Are we opening? Do we feel our connection to the rest of the world? What are we choosing to tune into? It’s a powerful episode with no platitudes, but with hard-earned deep wisdom that comes from devotion.Jude Jordan Kalush is an unpindownable wonder of a human who was raised in Brazil where her father was a Baptist minister and missionary. In 2005, she received her Master’s Degree in Creation Spirituality from Naropa University. As she says,” As far as I can tell the world is held together by a glue called LOVE. The oneness of everything.” She was the founder and director of Colorado’s performance poetry festival, SPARROWS, which was held 1999-2007 and now creates poetry videos for her youtube channel, PoetJude. For decades, she has led dreamwork circles and classes and in recent years opened a Fair Trade business. She and her wife, Micah, are presently living in California. Jude’s You Tube Channel Jude’s Go Fund Me for the hungry in BrazilDream worker Jeremy Taylor This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at emergingform.substack.com/subscribe
Should pleasure and pain be measured on logarithmic scales? How might such a scale affect utilitarian calculations? How do harmonic energy waves in the brain correspond to states of (or intensities of) consciousness? What sorts of conclusions can we draw about brain states given the resolutions and sampling rates of tools like fMRI, EEG, and MEG? What is the symmetry theory of homeostatic regulation, and how does it connect to pleasure and pain? Are uncomfortable or confused mental states computationally useful to us? To what extent can the concepts of musical consonance and dissonance map onto energy states in the brain? Andrés Gomez Emilsson has a Master's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in computational models from Stanford and a professional background in graph theory, statistics, and affective science. Andrés was also the co-founder of the Stanford Transhumanist Association and first place winner of the Norway Math Olympiad. His work at QRI ranges from algorithm design, to psychedelic theory, to neurotechnology development, to mapping and studying the computational properties of consciousness. Andrés blogs at qualiacomputing.com.
Entrepreneurship has always been Tess Kossow's dream profession. And after having her miracle baby boy, Ferris, she realized this was a now-or-never moment to jump in and become an author with a product the world needs. Ferris was her last embryo and the answered prayer of faith, love, and science through IVF. Reading holds a very special place in Tess's heart, and this next stage of her career has her creating something she is so very passionate about in the lives of children through her picture books: in vitro fertilization. In November 2019, Tess was a finisher in the New York City Marathon. In October 2020, she survived sudden cardiac arrest and was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. Still through it all, she loved to host parties and celebrate life, no matter the occasion! She holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Elmhurst College, which is also where she met her best friend and husband, Dan. She has a Havanese named Gatsby and a Siamese cat named James Bond. (Both of which are Ferris' partners in crime). Tess is a mother, first and foremost, and everything else comes second. She believes you really can have and achieve anything you want…but you are going to have to work for it and expect nothing to be handed to you. Her husband often calls her his real-life Steve Jobs, because of how she lives her life and leads by example for her son to believe in the following: “Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they're not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” Ferris is her inspiration, and her husband, Dan, is the motivation that keeps her running the extra mile in all she does. Listen to Tess as she discusses with Ellen and Jenn: • How Tess and her husband found themselves needing fertility assistance and IVF. • How her pregnancy changed her lifestyle. • Finding ways to normalize and discuss the struggles of pregnancy and post-partum experiences. • What changed in her view of life to start to write children's books. • Tess's story of cardiac arrest and survival. • Her mission to get her story out there and help others. Want to share your story or ask a question? Call and leave us a message on our hotline: 303-997-1903. Learn more about our podcast: https://iwanttoputababyinyou.com/ Learn more about our surrogacy agencies: https://www.brightfuturesfamilies.com/ Get your IWTPABIY merch here! https://iwanttoputababyinyou.com/merch Learn more about Ellen's law firm: http://trachmanlawcenter.com/ Learn more about Tess Kossow and her blog, books and more at https://tesskossow.com/
Battista Locatelli was born and raised in Las Vegas, where his grandparents owned the oldest Italian restaurant in town. He grew up in the kitchen, was very heavy as a child. He experienced food addiction, childhood trauma, molestation, domestic violence and parental drug use. After numerous issues with drug use, multiple stints in jail, weight gain and loss, and homelessness, he maxed out at 342 pounds. That's when he tried a ketogenic diet, and started walking on a local outdoor track. Slowly the weight came back down! He was on the ketogenic diet for nearly 4 years, before transitioning onto a carnivore diet! He has been clean and sober from drugs and alcohol for over 1700 days! He is the operations manager for seven sober living homes in Southern Utah! He is also currently getting his Master's Degree in social work to become a licensed clinical therapist, and is interning at the exact same place that he went to rehab on three separate times! Find Battista at- IG- joyfulcarnivore!Special love to-KETO BRICKS! My favorite bar!
When we think about professional athletes a number of things come to mind… elite abilities, wealth, and the pinnacle of success are among them. Greg Camarillo's comments about what life in the NFL is really like are a welcome peek behind the curtain to understand the day in and day out nature of what professional athletes experience. While he admits that his time in the NFL was indeed a pinnacle, he also realizes that the things that took him there are things that are available to everyone, in every walk of life. Join me as Greg and I discuss his road to the NFL, which started when he walked on to the football team at Stanford and how his first years in the NFL were tenuous at best. He reveals the struggles professional athletes experience and offers a way through the difficulties through open dialogue and humility. I hope you take the time to listen to this insightful conversation. You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... A college football walk-on who made a great career in the NFL [1:22] Greg's mentors in the NFL and how they impacted his success [5:44] Personal ambition VS team mindset and how to navigate them [10:31] The confidence-factor that leads to greater success [14:47] How does a player plan for the average length of his career (3.5 years)? [19:25] The best advice Greg received about finances while he was in the NFL [24:04] Struggles professional athletes experience after their careers [28:30] What Greg did today that put him/her in the right mindset for success? [38:29] A great success question: Who do I see that I want to be like? Success doesn't just happen. Many things go into the journey there. Greg Camarillo says that one of the attitudes he's found extremely helpful is that no matter what role he's in, he finds people to look up to and emulate. Who is doing what he needs to do, who is doing it with excellence? That's who he wants to be like. What he describes is the old-fashioned idea we call “finding a role-model” and it's as helpful today as it ever was. Listen to hear Greg explain why role models are so important, how to make the most of them, and what can be done to apply what you learn in the best way possible. Consistency plays a huge role in success Greg Camarillo never expected to make it to the NFL, much less become a starting wide receiver. But one of the reasons he did was because he understood what the coaches were looking for. Put yourself in the coaches shoes for a moment. When a game is on the line, what keeps them from putting a young or inexperienced player in the lineup? It's the lack of confidence they have in that player. Can the player be trusted on the field? Greg says that the best way to answer that question is to develop consistency. And this doesn't only apply to football. When those who have the authority to give you a bigger or greater role see that you deliver good results, consistently, they have greater confidence that you'll do so when they give you an opportunity. So, how can you apply that mindset in the roles you fill right now? What happens when the thing that's provided your identity is gone? One thing I was eager to ask Greg was how an NFL player handles the inevitable reality that his career is not going to last forever. In fact, the average player's career is only three and a half years long. How does a player do his best every day, while knowing that the odds of a long career are not in his favor. Compounding the issue, players who do experience careers longer than the average face a handful of important questions once they do retire. What is my value, my drive, my purpose now that the career that defined much of my life is gone? Now that I've reached the pinnacle of a very elite career and am starting over at 30 or 40 years old, what am I going to do with myself for the next 50+ years? Will I ever feel the same level of excitement again? Questions like these often nudge players into a dark place and recent stories illustrate how important it is that something is done to better equip players for the day they leave the league. In this conversation, Greg highlights some of the great things the NFL Player's Union does for players and provides guidance for those who are leaving a life-defining career and stepping into the unknown. Resources & People Mentioned The University of San Diego - Where Greg serves as Director of Student-Athlete Development Connect with Greg Camarillo On Twitter BIO: Greg Camarillo is currently the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development at the University of San Diego, a role he has held for the last six years. He is also an on-air analyst for NBC 7 San Diego, regularly appearing on 'Football Night in San Diego' and 'Sports Wrap OT.' Greg started his collegiate football career as a walk-on punter/receiver at Stanford University, where he earned an engineering degree in 2005. He was then able to turn a minicamp tryout with the Chargers into an 8-year NFL career as a wide receiver with stops in San Diego, Miami, Minnesota and New Orleans. After hanging up the cleats, Greg earned a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University knowing that he wanted to work in collegiate athletics. Greg and his wife, Sharon, live in San Diego and have 3 daughters - Avery (8), Cameron (5) and Sloane (3). Guests on the Mitlin Money Mindset Show are not affiliated with CWM, LLC, and opinions expressed herein may not be representative of CWM, LLC. CWM, LLC is not responsible for the guest's content linked on this site. 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Episode 56: How to Support Your Staff When Dealing with Significant Behaviors with Nicole from Adaptation StationOn today's show I have a special guest who, if you hang out on the teacher gram and follow other special educators, I bet you've heard of her. Nicole Morris has her Master's Degree in special education with graduate certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis and Adapted Curriculum. She spent 6 years as a self contained teacher for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and then 2 years ago transitioned into a position with a behavioral clinic while working to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has a blog, a podcast and a Teachers Pay Teachers store all under the name Adaptation Station.Nicole and I sat down and had a chat about all things behavior from how I can help my staff figure out the function of the behavior, what's important to remember during a breakdown to suggestions of reinforcers...and so much more. It was truly my pleasure to be able to pick her brain and I know it will help you too.Nicole and I discuss:What does function of the behavior even mean and what the main functions of behavior areHow to help your staff figure out why a child is doing the things he's doingWhat is important to remember when teachers and paras are in the middle of an outburstThe different types of reinforceWhat interventions are recommended to use with a child who displays extreme behaviorsYou can connect with Nicole here:https://www.instagram.com/adaptationstation/http://adaptationstation.net/https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/adaptation-station/id1477777888Check out this blog post that Nicole wrote to walk you through what an ABC data sheet is and provides you with a free ABC data sheet you can use in their classroom.Mentioned in the Show...Sped Prep Academy. com/quiz
Cynthia talks with Fr. John Vlahos today about how we, as living icons, should be relating to others. What does this look like? In a world full of judgement and friction, we can be vessels of love...spreading the love and grace of God to others put in our path. Let us as Christians be the example. Today we talk about how. Fr. John was born and raised in Merrillville, Indiana. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Public Financial Management from Indiana University in 1997 and his Masters of Divinity Degree in 2001 from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. Fr. John is married to Presvytera Tina and they have two daughters (19 years old and 12 years old). Fr. John comes to us with over 19 years of experience as a clergymen of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. He joined the St. Paraskevi Community in Greenlawn, NY in October 2020. Prior to joining there, Fr. John was the Dean of the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in NYC from 2014 to 2020. Previous to that, he was the priest of the Church of the Holy Resurrection in Brookville, New York from 2008-2014 and the Associate Priest of St. Paul's Cathedral in Hempstead, New York from 2006-2008. He began his ordained ministry as a Deacon to Archbishop Demetrios of America from 2002-2006. Is it time to make some changes in your life? Do you want to stop the madness and get on track with your health? Maybe coaching is right for you. I've helped many people gain their health back over the years, and would love to talk with you. Just reach out with the link below to get on my schedule. From time to time I have openings for new clients and accept them on a first come first serve basis. Book a Discovery Call
This episode covers:An interview with Toni Marinucci, a Registered Dietitian with a Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, who shares insight on how we can improve our relationship with foodLinks I mentioned during this episode:The Revitalize Health Accelerator: http://www.thelyonsshare.org/revitalize Toni's website and Disney princess quiz: https://tipswithtoni.com/ Toni's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tips_with_toni/ Toni's book: https://amzn.to/3o3sXOm Toni's Intermittent Fasting feature in Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2021/06/30/10-intermittent-fasting-myths-you-should-stop-believing/?sh=23790ee3335b How to take action after listening to this episode:Next time you think you may be about to emotionally eat, PAUSE! Pay attention, Assess how you feel, Understand why you feel that way, Set up a plan, and Execute that plan!
Working in the corporate world doesn't always allow us to see what actually goes into making the engine run behind the scenes. This often leads to the misconception that making money is hard. A myth that my guest, 7-figure business owner and CFO Andrea Jenson, once believed... …that is until she launched her own business and quickly realized that making money is actually very easy as long as we are tracking the data, providing value and ultimately serving our clients at the highest level. Track, provide and serve …when we have everything in the right order, achieving our quantum expansion can happen at quantum speed. Get your journal, a cup of your favorite beverage and your best pen to take some notes--I guarantee you are going to have a list of takeaways from this interview! Ursula's Takeaways: Intro (00:00) Every Dollar Has A Purpose (10:45) What Are Your Milestones? (16:01) You Need To Be Paying Yourself (17:31) Know Your Metrics (27:17) Having a CFO Will Pay For Itself (31:59) Money Is A Game Changer (34:36) About Andrea Jenson Unfortunately, most accounting professionals have failed to keep up. Their outdated business models are failing to support the 12.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States who employ nearly 9 million people and generate $1.7 trillion in sales. That's why I created The Cash Flow CFO. Hi, I'm Andrea Jenson. I help female business owners just like you create financial freedom so you can enjoy living your best life now (and you can kiss the hassle and headaches of yesterday's accounting and CFO services, goodbye.) If you're like most of the business owners I work with, you need accounting & CFO solutions that are modern, empowering, convenient and profit centered. You need data-driven insights to make smart decisions. And sometimes, you simply need a financial expert that will patiently guide you through the process of strengthening your financial literacy. That's what our team does best. I've had an affinity for numbers from an early age. After earning a Bachelor's Degree in International Business, with a concentration in accounting, I immediately began working for a venture capital firm. There I was, surrounded by highly profitable entrepreneurs with big ideas, making even bigger deals. My next position with Starwood Hotels helped me to hone my skills in exceeding expectations and delighting customers—anticipating the needs of our guests well before they were even requested. It's these experiences—and the insights passed down to me as a fourth-generation entrepreneur—that inspired and framed what I do today. My goal is simple: to empower women like you to confidently OWN their finances and their future. At The Cash Flow CFO we teach scaling business owners how to make smart financial decisions based on data so they can put more of their hard-earned profits into their pocket. Our commitment to creating a personalized experience where the true magic happens: we're talking predictable profits, expanding your impact, and generating personal wealth. Connect with Andrea Website: http://www.thecashflowcfo.com (www.thecashflowcfo.com) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/moneysecretsforceos (https://www.facebook.com/groups/moneysecretsforceos) FREE GIFT: Track everything, identify what numbers you should be looking at and find some hidden money in your business so that you can grow at a much faster rate with Fast Cashe Framework: http://www.thecashflowcfo.com/fastcashframework (www.thecashflowcfo.com/fastcashframework) About Ursula Mentjes Ursula Mentjes is an award-winning Entrepreneur and Sales Expert. She will transform the way you think about selling so you can reach your revenue goals with less anxiety and less effort! Ursula specializes in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and other performance modalities to help clients double and triple...
Today's guest is the gutsy and candid Sarah Shahi. You might recognize her as Jenny from Alias, Carmen on the L-Word, or the iconic Sameen Shaw on CBS' Person of Interest. She's a refreshingly honest and thus charming actress who makes no apologies for being herself. She discusses how befriending Robert Altman as an extra on his set inspired her to pursue an acting career and make the move from Texas to LA. She emphasizes the importance of being true to yourself in every way possible- for her, that means keeping her wardrobe casual and messy- even if it costs her the job. Sarah keeps it real, opening up about what it's like to film sex scenes and even begin lactating mid-audition. Her career is an example of what can happen when you don't plan your life around the work and instead trust that the net will catch you. Guest links: IMDB: Sarah Shahi INSTAGRAM: @sarahshahi TWITTER: @sarahshahi For exclusive content surrounding this and all podcast episodes, sign up for our amazing newsletter at AlyshiaOchse.com. And don't forget to snap and post a photo while listening to the show and tag me (@alyshiaochse)! Show Links: COURSE: You Booked, Now What?? (October 19th 2021) CONSULTING: Get 1-on-1 advice for your acting career from Alyshia Ochse COACHING: Get personalized coaching from Alyshia on your next audition or role INSTAGRAM: @alyshiaochse INSTAGRAM: @thatoneaudition WEBSITE: AlyshiaOchse.com ITUNES: Subscribe to That One Audition on iTunes SPOTIFY: Subscribe to That One Audition on Spotify STITCHER: Subscribe to That One Audition on Stitcher Credits: WRITER: Bebe Katsenes SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings ASSISTANT: Elle Powell SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes
Mary and Kelley will be back next week, and Bill will be back someday, but until then, enjoy this classic Halloween episode Ep! It's our Halloween episode, Bill got a sound board, Mary doesn't like Halloween, yo-yo routine scarecrow, Mary gets a phone call, turds, people not liking you, parties, bobbing for apples, costumes, Blues Brothers, gypsy (roma), wizard, princess, topical costumes, clown, food coloring face, candy, cat costume, pumpkins, we have a breakthrough, contest, Best of So Far, soup, souvenir, statue, Break, Canadian taste or test: hickory sticks, all dressed chips, taco chips, Puyallup fair, Umpire Pants Out!
Lowering greenhouse gas emissions won't be enough to stop the world from overheating. Carbon needs to be sucked out of the atmosphere. But can that be done quickly enough -- and on what scale?Nathalie Seddon of the Nature-Based Solutions Initiative explores the ways ecosystems can be enhanced to store carbon. And we go to Iceland to visit the world's largest direct air capture facility that removes carbon from the air, which is then injected into volcanic rock.Hosted by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist's global energy and climate innovation editor, with environment editor Catherine Brahic, and Oliver Morton, our briefings editor. For full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/climatepod and you can sign up to our fortnightly climate newsletter at economist.com/theclimateissue. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lowering greenhouse gas emissions won't be enough to stop the world from overheating. Carbon needs to be sucked out of the atmosphere. But can that be done quickly enough -- and on what scale?Nathalie Seddon of the Nature-Based Solutions Initiative explores the ways ecosystems can be enhanced to store carbon. And we go to Iceland to visit the world's largest direct air capture facility that removes carbon from the air and injects it underground into volcanic rock. Hosted by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist's global energy and climate innovation editor, with environment editor Catherine Brahic, and Oliver Morton, our briefings editor. For full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/climatepod and you can sign up to our fortnightly climate newsletter at economist.com/theclimateissue. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
(Podcast run time 46 minutes) 1:47: Introduction to Tavi Black 3:58: Vikki & Tavi talk about their common backgrounds in the music industry 6:44: Tavi shares about her novel Where Are We Tomorrow? 12:35 : Tavi talks about the writing process for her novel 13:44 : Tavi shares her publishing journey 16:17: Tavi and Vikki talk about marketing books 19:24: Vikki talks about the benefits of a podcast 22:44: Tavi shares about the benefits of writer support groups 24:33: Vikki and Tavi the merits of having a MFA degree for writers 30:40: Tavi and Vikki talk about Editors 34:30: Vikki and Tavi discuss researching for books 39:07: Tavi reads from Where Are We Tomorrow? 43:46: Tavi gives advice for aspiring writers Meet the Author: https://www.taviblack.com SelfPubCon where Vikki will be a presenter- Dates October 23rd & 24th (sponsored by IngramSparks, ProWritingAid, Fictionary, and PrestonZon): https://selfpublishingadviceconference.com/?wpam_id=10298 Podcast Music Credits: Sweet Relief - Zachariah Hickman. Free licensing offered by Youtube.
On episode 66 on the Akeshi Akinseye Podcast, Akeshi chats with luxury fashion designer, Esé Azénabor. We talk about her journey as a fashion designer and taking the bridal industry by storm. We talk about: How she got started in the fashion industry How she got started in the bridal industry Some of he challenges she has faced as a designer How she pivoted during the covid-19 pandemic Her new couture collection - The Dream Collection Ese shares dress shopping tips for brides and more. About Esé Azénabor: Esé Azénabor-Grembowski is the Owner and Creative Director/Head Designer for her name sake brand Esé Azénabor. Her Inspiration comes from the world's arts, cultures and most importantly, God. She designs for clients that love art and understand the craftsmanship that goes into each haute couture and bespoke garment. Esé Azénabor is known for her hand beading with fine crystals, stones and pearls, hand embroidery on fine French lace and tulle, her structuring with hymo, hard tulle, boning and attention to detail. This Nigeria born Canadian transplant got to Texas as fast as she could. Hailing from a family who considered fashion design more of a hobby than a career, Esé started designing at the early age of 8 Years old. She had to sweep her creative urges under the rug because her maiden name "Azénabor" was grounded in the fields of medicine, law, and engineering, and she, in turn, attended the University of Windsor in Windsor Ontario, Canada majoring in Accounting. A move to Dallas, TX followed, to pursue a Master's Degree at Southern Methodist University, detoured to following her dreams and started designing handmade dresses for herself, friends and family. In 2012, without any financial assistance, this self-taught designer traded predictable college life for the wild world of fashion with the launch of her self-titled line. At her sewing machine, she conceptualized her fascination for heavy hand beading, crocheted lace, exquisite fabrics and embroidery. Inspired by a combination of vintage, African, and contemporary European influences, she merged cultures to create her Haute Couture Bridal and evening wear collections The Esé Azénabor brand has produced a total of 21 different collections. She is now one of the world's sought-after designers. Her brides fly in from all over the World to get their Esé Azénabor Couture piece. Her designs has been seen on national and International stars such as Taraji P Henson, Tara Banks, Michelle Williams, country star Kelsea Ballerini, Latin super star Thalia, Vivica A Fox and so much more. The Brand has been published in Huff Post, People Magazine, Vogue, Cosmo, Essence, Munaluchi bridal, Morden Luxury Weddings, CEOMoms, to name a few. Esé Azénabor is a wife and mother and her goal is to empower women through the art of fashion. Connect With Ese: WEBSITE: https://www.eseazenabor.com INSTAGRAM: @eseazenabor
Naturopathic Medicine for Mental Health is powerful, safe and effective! This episode describes what Naturopathic Medicine is, and answers some of the commonly asked questions we hear. To get started working with me, you can apply to become a client here: https://drnicolecain.com/getting-started/ Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA is a nationally renown expert on beating anxiety. She has been published by Well + Good, the Arizona Republic, PESI, NDNR, SCNM, The Institute for Natural Medicine, Thrive Global, and Women's Lifestyle Magazine. She has been quoted in Forbes. Dr. Cain wants to give away 9 Free Resources to help listeners: 1. Take the 1 Week Anxiety Freedom Challenge (Videos and Workbook! FREE!) 2. Anxiety Freedom Master Class Webinar (On Demand Webinar! FREE!) 3. Three Minute Hack for Anxiety Webinar (On Demand Webinar! FREE!) 4. Get your FREE copy of the Anxiety Breakthrough Wellness Springboard (FREE E-BOOK!) 5. Follow Dr. Nicole Cain on Instagram Wednesdays 3pm EST and 12noon PT (Weekly Live Talks!) 6. Join the Anxiety Freedom 1 Week Challenge Facebook Group For Community (Free FB Community!) 7. Subscribe to The Get Your Life Back Podcast with Dr. Nicole Cain (Free Podcast!) 8. You can join her Email List by visiting: www.Drnicolecain.com (Free Information!) 9. Subscribe to Dr. Nicole Cain's YouTube Channel for new videos weekly! (Free Videos!) Current Available On-Demand Courses: (Which include Video Instruction + an E-Book)! The Anxiety Breakthrough Program Gut Health Course Medication Tapering Course Natural Solutions for Bipolar Disorder Course Natural Solutions for Depression Course Liver Health Course High Libido Life (For Women) Follow Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA on: Facebook Instagram YouTube Linkedin DrNicoleCain.com Get Connected: Join the Anxiety Freedom 1 Week Challenge Facebook Group For Community Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA is the only Naturopathic Doctor that also has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with an expertise in natural and integrative solutions for anxiety, bipolar disorder, women's libido issues, depression, PTSD, and other conditions. If you are searching for a fundamentally unique method of getting to the root cause of your suffering and working toward transformation, then connecting Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA is for you. Disclaimer: This podcast was created by Dr. Nicole Cain, ND, MA for educational purposes only. These are the opinions of Dr. Nicole Cain, ND, MA and should not be taken as the “definitive opinion” or “absolute medical opinion” on any subject. This podcast is not a substitute for medical, psychological, counseling or any other sort of professional care. Consumption of these materials is for your own education and any medical, psychological, or professional care decisions should be made between you and your primary care doctor or another provider that you are engaged with.
This is a story about not letting our circumstances define who we are. If today's guest can do that, we can do it. She is not paying it forward. She came from a place of extreme poverty to start this global nonprofit Days for Girls International. Celeste Mergens is the founder and CEO of Days for Girls. She has led the organization since its beginning in 2008, driven by twenty years of nonprofit and business management experience. She holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing and Literature and audited a second in Global Sustainable Development. Days for Girls is a two-time Girl Effect Champion, won the SEED award for gender equity and entrepreneurship, and was named by the Huffington Post as a ‘Next Ten' Organization poised to change the world in the next decade, and won the 2020 ORG of the year award. Celeste has been featured in Oprah's O Magazine, Forbes, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. She was awarded the 2017 AARP Purpose Prize Award, named Conscious Company Global Impact Entrepreneur Top Ten Women in 2018, 2019 Global Washington Global Hero, and Women's Economic Forum's Woman of the Decade. She is married to her best friend Don and has six children and 15 grandchildren and was named 2015 American Mother of the Year for Washington State. Also, today is International Day of the Girl – Donate with matching funds with a goal to reach 50,000 girls. Go there now and support a girl – $10 How an idea in the middle of the night gave her profound purpose. Why washable feminine hygiene is so important. 2015 – Nepal – one of the five things they asked for urgently was washable menstrual solutions How to get an idea off the ground. We are not our circumstances. It's our response that matters. So, with that, let's listen in and gear up for what's next. Where to find Celeste and other links: daysforgirls.org Instagram BEFORE YOU LEAVE - If you are enjoying the shows, I hope you'll subscribe, rate, review and share with your friends! About Lisa Gerber: Lisa advises CEOs and senior-level management on how to use the power of storytelling and effective communication to influence action and bring ideas to life. She guides companies through the digital maze of constantly changing tools to build discovery, loyalty, and ultimately help them achieve their own big leaps. When she is not in her office, she might be out skiing or trail running. This is where she does her best creative problem-solving. To learn more about booking Lisa for consulting, speaking or workshops, visit www.bigleapcreative.com.
Bob Lesser, Author, Coach, Psychotherapist on His Peak Performance Formula and How it Can Help You Become a Peak Performer This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm every day! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial.* URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset If you love it as much as I do, you can get 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset It's also brought to you by Gloria Chou's PR Starter Pack. If you want to get featured in the media, this is your best first step. https://izoldat.krtra.com/t/so6Aw0yCuva4 Bob Lesser is a founder, psychotherapist, and executive coach. From 2010-2017 Bob founded and led Mott Hall Charter School, an innovative public school serving low-income students in the South Bronx section of New York City. The school combined rigorous academics with cutting-edge social and emotional health supports enabling its students to defy the odds and attend top, college-bound high schools in New York and beyond. During that time Bob managed a rapidly growing organization that tripled in size over three years. Bob is also a trained psychotherapist and executive coach working primarily with start-up founders in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Boston, Canada, and elsewhere. He studied management, negotiation, and leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government where he holds a Master's Degree and obtained his BA in sociology from Vassar College. Bob lived in Vietnam where he studied meditation and Buddhism. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife and three children. Connect with Bob to Learn More About Peak Performance Twitter - @lesser_bob Instagram - @bob_lesser www.boblesser.com https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-951412-20-3 Episode Transcript [00:00:00] Bob Lesser: The purpose helps us clarify what really matters. And it points us to what we should be using our skills and talents for. It gives us courage to act in conditions of uncertainty and difficulty, and it functions as both. This kind of it's sort of a grounding for us, but it also helps us move forward. So it's kind of like our north star. [00:00:25] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Hello, and welcome to the innovative mindset podcast. I'm your host Izolda Trakhtenberg. On the show, I interview peak performing innovators in the creative social impact and earth conservation spaces or working to change the world. This episode is brought to you by brain FM brain FM combines the best of music and neuroscience to help you. [00:00:43] Focus meditate and even sleep. I love it and have been using it to write, create and do some of my deepest work because you're a listener of the show. You can get a free trial head over to brain.fm/innovative mindset. To check it out. If you decide to subscribe, you can get 20% [00:01:00] off with the coupon code, innovative mindset. [00:01:03] And now let's get to the show. [00:01:09] Hey there. And welcome to the innovative mindset podcast. My name is Izolda Trakhtenberg. I'm your host. I'm super happy that you're here and I'm really excited to speak to this week's guest. You have got to hear this. This is so cool. Bob lesser is a founder psychotherapist and executive coach. From 2010 to 2017, [00:01:28] bob founded and led. Mott hall, charter school an innovative public school, serving low income students in the south Bronx section of New York city. And you know how much that is close to my heart since I'm a new Yorker. Now the school combined rigorous academics with cutting edge, social and emotional health supports, enabling its students to defy the odds and attend top college bound high schools in New York and beyond. [00:01:50] Yes, I'm all about education. So this is thrilling for me. During that time, Bob managed a rapidly growing organization that tripled in size over three years. [00:02:00] He's also a trained psychotherapist and executive coach working primarily with startup founders in the San Francisco bay area, New York city, Boston, Canada, and all sorts of other places. [00:02:10] He said he management negotiation and leadership at Harvard's Kennedy school of government, where he holds a master's degree and obtained his BA in sociology. From foster college, Bob lived in Vietnam. Wow. Where he studied meditation and Buddhism also. Wow. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife and three children. [00:02:27] Bob, thank you so much for being on the show. Welcome [00:02:29] Bob Lesser: pleasure. Or that, that guy that you just introduced. Sounds really interesting. I'd love to hang out, hang out with them. [00:02:35] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Let's go have a cup of coffee, [00:02:36] Bob Lesser: hard to, hard, to hard to believe, but that's me. My hair at all. [00:02:41] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Yeah. I, you know, all at once it can sometimes be a little like really. [00:02:45] Okay. I guess that yes, I did that step into that power. Right. So I I'm, I am excited beyond. Imagining talking to you about everything that you've done. I'm a huge proponent of education. I was a NASA master [00:03:00] trainer working in schools all over the world for many years. And I, I want, I'm dying to find out from you how you combined. [00:03:09] The flow of I'm going to start an innovative public school working with low-income students to being an executive coach for fortune 500 companies. Where, how did that start and what led you down that path? [00:03:24] Bob Lesser: Yeah, it's a, it's a great question. And I think it's, it's kind of the crux of it is, has to do with purpose and has to do with. [00:03:33] Identifying sort of the essence of who I am and the impact that I want to have. And so, you know, like most of us, you know, young getting out of college, you know, trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life, or at least, you know, the next few years of my life. Following following my passions, I'm a native new Yorker. [00:03:52] I came back to New York city and, and participated in a very cool fellowship in New York city government called the New York city urban fellows [00:04:00] program and worked in city government for the first, the first part of my career first at the New York city correction department. And then for the New York city police department and ultimately from the New York city department of education. [00:04:12] Where I worked with aspiring school leaders who were founding schools, founding new schools, founding charter schools. And we're creating these innovative new school models. And I got into my, into my head that I could do it just as well or better than the folks that I was I was working with and supporting. [00:04:31] And so I pulled together a team and we wrote up a charter application and. We got approved and we opened a school and that school was my hall charter school, which, which coincidentally is, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. And yeah, and so so I did that and I did it and it was really hard. [00:04:51] It was, it was, it was harder than I ever thought it would be. And it really kicked me out. And while I think I did a great job, I also know that [00:05:00] I was quite exhausted by, you know, the, the fourth year, the fifth year. And I was kind of running out of gas and I knew I needed to hand it over to somebody who had, you know, sort of like hand the Baton to somebody who had more energy and, and, and, and, and, and, and endurance and more passionate about. [00:05:17] Than I had. And, you know, I found a great successor and transferred, you know, transition the leadership of the school over to her, and she's still there and doing an amazing job. And when I was really soul searching about, well, what, what, you know, what's next for me? And what about this experience is you know, was essential. [00:05:36] What I determined was that it was, it was that process of start. Creating something from nothing. That was what my passion was and, and what kind of, what my sort of deeper purpose was, was that sort of create that, that, that component of creativity, you know, taking an idea and making the reality and doing the heavy lifting of getting it up and running. [00:05:57] And so that's how I transitioned over then to working [00:06:00] with with founders as an executive coach. And working primarily now with founders of startups mostly in the, in the tech startup space, because that's, you know, that's obviously, that's sort of where the, the sort of the, the, the startup ecosystem is still working with some education leaders and organizations. [00:06:17] But primarily we're working with some of the kind of best and brightest minds in Silicon valley helping to, you know, get these amazing ideas that they have for changing the world off the ground. [00:06:30] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Yea, all of that. I I'm going gonna, I want to take a second and, and sort of so-called have that in because every word that you just said was music to my ears. [00:06:40] And first of all, kudos to you for realizing when your work with the school was done and passing the Baton. I think that's, that's very self-aware and, and I'm grateful that you. That you did that because it allowed you to go to this next place. And you said, you're going to, you're you're moving into, or you've moved [00:07:00] into working with tech startups who want to change the world, which again, music to my ears. [00:07:04] And yet I can't help thinking that there, that that word that you used early on purpose is really a part of. The sort of the foundation of what you do. And it seems like it was that way with students and it seems like it could be. And is that way with the founders that you're working with in Silicon valley? [00:07:24] Can you talk a little bit more about what you mean by purpose? Is that an internal purpose or is it the purpose of the startup or what you want for other people to experience? How does all of that flow and what do you bring to it? And. [00:07:40] Bob Lesser: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. It start, it starts off as a very individual thing is, is what is my purpose? [00:07:45] What's my why. And the way I, I define it is it's really the expression of what's most deeply meaningful. You can know who you are at your essence. We've we all have this sort of deeper level of purpose of, of kind of [00:08:00] who we are at our essence. What's most deeply meaningful to us. And you know, it, it purpose helps us clarify what really matters and it points us to what we, what we should be using our skills and talents for. [00:08:14] Right. It gives us, it gives us courage to act in conditions of uncertainty and difficulty, and it functions as both this kind of it's sort of a grounding for us, but it also helps us move forward. So it's kind of like our north star. And so knowing, knowing our essence, knowing who we are at our essence and how we want to express that in the world is in my mind, that's required for anyone that wants to do anything. [00:08:41] And, you know, starting, starting a company, you know, that it has never been started before in you know building and creating a product that's never been created before creating anything that's never been, been done before, or, or even that you've never done before is going to be hard. And so having this strong sense of grounded. [00:08:59] [00:09:00] Of this is part of this is deeply personal and meaningful to me and, and it's, it's on purpose for me. So it starts with that and it starts, and that's often where I start with the founders that I work with is helping them to clarify their purpose and articulate their purpose. Purpose also extends to organizations, organizations need to know why they exist. [00:09:22] They need to know, you know, kind of who they are at essence and so far. So great organizations have well articulated purpose statements and, and purpose has kind of for many organizations supplanted, the old mission statement, you know, the sort of, you know, we exist to blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. [00:09:41] Versus. Our purpose is, this is, this is why we exist. This is our why, this is why we do this work. As one request an organization, this is the impact that we seek to have. And so it's, it's very powerful for organizations as well, to know who know who they are, know what impact they're trying to have [00:10:00] and be able to clearly articulate that for both their employees and their clients or customers or people they serve. [00:10:07] Izolda Trakhtenberg: And I would imagine. Extending that to the community, the organization is in that, that, that, that knowledge of purpose serves a bigger ecosystem than just the organization or the company. Can you talk a little bit about. If, if there is, because one of the things that I do when I work with people and companies and organizations, we talk a lot about compassion. [00:10:32] That's that's in intwined with purpose and compassion to me means that you're not just thinking about yourself or your organization. You're thinking about how you. Everyone in that ecosystem for you, when you work with a founder who has this vision to make these changes, how much of the extended family, if you will, are you focusing on or is it first an internal process and then maybe someday they'll get to that other place.[00:11:00] [00:11:00] Bob Lesser: Yeah, that's a great question. I, I, I would say that. The vast majority of ones, you know, sort of, if you take sort of everyone, who's sort of thought about their purpose and has a kind of well articulated sense of, or even a, you know, half halfway, half baked, you know, articulated sense of that purpose. [00:11:20] It, their purpose has to do with with the community with others. Very rarely is one's purpose solely focused on. Themselves. Okay. And you know, you'll see this, you know, sometimes you'll see this with elite athletes who are sort of, you know, training for themselves training training for, for their own sort of to achieve their own highest potential. [00:11:39] But very often you'll hear them talk about how they want to be an inspiration or a role model for others. They want to show they want to show that, you know, someone from this city or this town or, or, or this, you know, th this background. Can make it and so, so very, very often I'd say more often than not, there is a component that [00:12:00] involves being of service to inspiring helping others in, in one's purpose. [00:12:07] Izolda Trakhtenberg: I'm taking all of that in for a second because I, it, the Olympics just happened and we just had all of these people when all of these metals and so many of them. When they were talking about having one we're talking about, you know, winning it for the team or for their country, it's always something that is, that is greater than themselves. [00:12:29] And when you do the work you do and. Everything I've read about you. Doesn't say that you were specifically with athletes, you're working with founders, but it's still, they're still trying to be the very best. And so I know we're going to talk a little bit about the book that you've written, which I'm excited to delve into, but the big thing, I there's something about the words. [00:12:51] Cause I talk about this also peak. That just inspires me. It's also, like you said, it's [00:13:00] grounding, but also it lets you fly a little bit because it means that you've, that you've got this vision that you want to achieve someday. Can you talk a little bit about what it means to be a peak performer, physically, mentally, professionally? [00:13:12] What does peak performer mean to you? That you are spending so much of your life and your work studying it and working. [00:13:20] Bob Lesser: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. My definition of peak performer is, is maybe a little different than, you know, some of the others are some, some, you know, what, what sort of, how it's talked about in the field. [00:13:30] I defined peak performer as, as being your best, not being the best necessarily, but being your best, really living up to your potential. And it's, and it sort of has two parts to it. One is it is about achieving results or, or, you know, sort of meeting your goals, but it's also about 50. And being, being, and feeling fulfilled. [00:13:54] And I, I, you know, I kind of believe that one without the other ultimately is kind of [00:14:00] flimsy and on some level is empty. So just achieving you know, without a sense of fulfillment, still feeling like you're not enough or still feeling like you haven't really done what you've been put on earth to do is, is not going to be that satisfying being just fulfilled and sort of feeling great and, you know, You know, feel happy and I'm hanging out on the beach here and, you know without achieving your goals, the things that, you know, you know, you are capable of or you believe you're capable of, or you're, you wonder if you're capable of is also going to ultimately feel this, you know, maybe hedonistic and, you know, at the end of the day, Kind of get boring. [00:14:35] So it's, it's both of those things. It's achieving your goals that you set for yourself feeling feeling you know, kind of optimal fulfillment and being, being the best that you can be being your best. And that's how I think about peak performance. And I think most, if not everyone wants that. [00:14:56] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Sorry, I'm taking all that in that last sentence made me go. Hmm. [00:15:00] I wonder if they do I do, because, because there are lots of people, you know, I've heard, I've heard therapists say this before that in any moment whoever's doing the, they might be doing the most awful thing, but they are doing the very best they can in that moment. [00:15:14] And so, so that, so that I get, but at the same time, I wonder sometimes. How, how do you know if you're being a peak performer is somebody who's spending their life on the couch, watching jeopardy and eating Cheetos. Being a peak performer, if that's what they want to do, like if their goal is I'm just going to chill through my life all as well. [00:15:39] Is that them being a, be a peak performer or is that them being a little lackadaisical about the goals they might have? [00:15:47] Bob Lesser: Yeah, it's a, it's a kind of a slippery question because if it is truly that person's goal. And if, if I sort of, before I get into [00:16:00] goals, I talk about vision and vision for me is one of the, is one of the peak performance pillars. [00:16:06] There are three peak performance pillars. There's purpose, there's values, and there's vision. Vision is about where we want to. And in our life, it's, it's the, it's the destination. And the more clear we can be about that, the more, more able we are to design our lives and our actions and behaviors to get there. [00:16:28] So if that is really, truly Aligned with an in support of one's vision, if, you know, hanging out, you know, sort of on a couch and, you know, eating, what are they eating? Doritos [00:16:40] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Cheetos. [00:16:43] Bob Lesser: Yeah. Well, if you know, if they're snacking and that, and they're doing that, you know, you know, for, you know, large parts of the day, and that is, is somehow aligned with their ultimate vision, then yes, I would say, and they're feeling fulfilled and they're achieving then. [00:16:56] Yes, I would say they are, they are being a peak performer under [00:17:00] my definition. However I would say we, there, there, and this, this is, this is what I, I, I termed the performance paradox. There are a number of ways in which we work against ourselves from really getting what we want, achieving what we want and feeling fulfilled. [00:17:20] And we can, in some ways, fool ourselves or talk ourselves out. Doing the things that will actually get us what we want or even, or even really being honest about what we want. And so there, there are ways that we're, it's, it's, it's, we're, we're kind of built in and I have sort of five major ways that I think about this. [00:17:43] We're kind of built to kind of work against ourselves and work against our achievement of what it is we really want. [00:17:51] Izolda Trakhtenberg: I that's there. Believe it or not. This reminds me of a Terminator movie. I am a huge that my, a friend of mine coined the [00:18:00] term cinephile nose tele parable. That's what it is. I am a cinephile, but he quoted, he, he coined the term tele parable because I use movie quotes. [00:18:08] To give lessons a lot. And there's a moment in which Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator says, you know, you humans, it is in your nature to destroy yourselves. And what you said kind of sparked that for me, because I I'm sitting here and I'm going, is that part of it? Is it, is, is it that, or is it fear? [00:18:27] Like what keeps us from acting in our own best interests in, in that. [00:18:34] Bob Lesser: Yeah. Yeah, I love it. I don't think it's, it's this sort of death wish that, you know, sort of Suman Freud talked about early on in his, in his, in his theory. I think it's actually more maladaptive mal adaptive survival mechanisms that have not evolved with us in our, in our modern world and our sort of vestiges of, you know, sort of the old. [00:18:58] When we were, you know, [00:19:00] evading the, the saber tooth tiger. And when we had predators and when we were, when we were really you know, it was all about survival and, and, and our lives were literally in danger. You know and, you know, for most of us, that's not the case anymore, but our minds and our nervous systems have really not evolved to kind of to meet, meet the demands of the modern world. [00:19:22] And I think, I think it's mostly, I think it's, it's more of that. And if, if you want, I can, I can also, you know, kind of quickly go over these sort of five things that I think sort of stand in our way of really really, you know, sort of being a peak performer, achieving what. The stage [00:19:38] Izolda Trakhtenberg: is yours. [00:19:38] Absolutely. I'd love to hear them. Are you [00:19:40] Bob Lesser: kidding? All right. Wonderful. So the first, the first one is the unconscious mind. This is our unconscious mind. This is where, you know, 95% of the action is happening in our mind is unconsciously out of, out of conscious awareness. We, we don't know it at times. It, it sort of peaks up and become semi-conscious and we have [00:20:00] some, some idea of it, but mostly it's happening out of our conscious awareness. [00:20:03] These are our organizing patterns. This is where our, our self-limiting beliefs live. You know, it's, it's, I'm not good enough. You know, I'm unworthy, I'm unlovable. You know, the world is unfair. That's where all that stuff lives. It's where our internal saboteurs live. You know, and this sort of, you know, sneaky, you know, and insidious thing called imposter syndrome that many of us face. [00:20:25] So that's where all of that stuff kind of lurks and it lurks again without our awareness and without our consent and, and it's, but it's there and it's sort of running us you know, personality experts believe that our, our personalities are mostly. Defined by the time we're about five years old in terms of our sort of basic organizing patterns and beliefs about the world. [00:20:46] So essentially, you know, that means we have a, five-year-old running the show and that's kind of scary to think about, you know, I know at five, at five years old, I was, you know, I was eating dirt. So, you know, So that's the first one, [00:21:00] our unconscious mind. The second one is our self-conscious mind. This is to the X, the extent to which we value and probably overvalue other people's opinions. [00:21:10] And we are so concerned and worried about what other people will think. How we will look about belonging to the in-group that we it, it, it keeps us from doing things that we want, that we think where we may look dumb, or we may look, you know, we may be rejected. And it also, when we become overly, so self-conscious when we are trying to do, to do, to do something, to perform it impedes performance. [00:21:35] We we've all been there where, you know, once you start sort of, you know, wondering what other people are thinking about, you, you know, you start, you know, it really messes up. Right. So that's the second one. Self-conscious mind. The third one is, is squarely the sort of biology physiology that I was talking about. [00:21:50] You know, we're designed to conserve energy as, as animals, as, you know, as a, as a species like other animals are, we want to conserve energy. [00:22:00] We don't want to expend energy when we don't have to. So that is, that is. We may want to sit on the couch and eat Doritos instead of, you know, go out for that run or, you know, do the thing we know that's going to be really hard. [00:22:10] And so we need to be able to push through that that energy con conservation, because most things that we want to do in life that are going to be really fulfilling and rewarding are also going to be demanding and challenging, and we're going to require us to expend some energy. The other part of that is, you know, this is sort of the. [00:22:30] No human capacity to worry. Have anxiety stress out that animals, you know, don't have other animals don't have that we have. And it really makes, keeps our nervous systems kind of on high alert. You know? So there's this, this, you know, the stress response system is, is sort of is, is, is, is primed to activate you know, when we get cut off in traffic it's as if the saber tooth tiger is like, is coming to. [00:22:57] And, and when, you know, when, in fact it's not. [00:23:00] And so so the, the way that our stress response system is sort of is, is, is, is overactive for, for many people, unless somebody, unless you've really trained yourself through meditation and yoga and breathing and, and practices of that, of that nature you are often getting hijacked by your by your amygdala and the stress response. [00:23:21] System is again, running, running your responses rather than your rational mind. So that's the third one. The F the fourth one is I call the hedonic treadmill. And this is a psychologist Barry Schwartz talks about, about this in his book that the paradox of choice and this to me, the, so the hedonic treadmill is this notion of how we, our brains are wired to be attracted, to shiny the shiny new object, right? [00:23:47] Novelty novelty is one of the. That our motivation system works. It's how we become excited about things is when they're new and novel. That's great for getting out in the world and sort of finding food and, you know, you [00:24:00] know, you know, kind of inventing tools that are help us survive. But we also quickly get disinterested in things. [00:24:07] And we get excited about the next. And we get disinterested in that and we get excited about the next thing, and we get disinterested in that. And that's this treadmill, hedonic, treadmill metaphor. And what that does is it makes it hard for us to sustain our focus on things that matter. When things start getting feeling a little mundane or boring, we've got to put in repetition to do things and to become really good at, we got to, we know we have to put in, you know, we've got the 10,000 hour rule. [00:24:35] It's it's, it becomes hard to stay focused and interested in things. Are meaningful to us, but because of the way our brains work become boring. And our minds you know, men in Buddhism, there's this notion of the monkey mind, the way our minds work, our distracted mind. It's very hard to focus very hard to kind of keep our minds on one thing. [00:24:58] And [00:25:00] and to not give into this, this hedonic treadmill of, you know, the next shiny new object that we're ultimately gonna get. The last one is this the way our minds are wired for negativity. This is something that, you know, neuroscientists have dubbed the negativity bias. We are much more attuned to and amplify negative things. [00:25:21] Things that are pretend may be potentially harmful to us. Maybe threatening to us than we are to, you know, the good things. So this is, you know, we're walking through the forest and we're much more attuned to, you know, that twig that looks like a snake, you know and stepping out of the way of that and looking for, you know, looking for anything that might be dangerous than we are noticing the beautiful flowers that you know, can sort of leave us in. [00:25:48] And so this, this negativity bias really over it has this, over-index some things that may be dangerous or harmful. It leads to anxiety, risk, aversion and pessimism that [00:26:00] you know, is not so helpful to us in our pursuits. When what we really need is optimism, especially when things are getting checked. [00:26:08] So those are, those are the five, you know, performance paradoxes that I kind of outlined the ways in which, you know, we are in many ways designed to work against ourselves and what it is we really want. [00:26:23] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Wow. Wow. Okay. So much, so much. I, I, I appreciate you outlining them and I, a lot of this. First of all, it's so succinct and I'm really grateful that you have it so well down. I'm excited to talk about the book and and see more about how you detail these things. I have a couple of questions though, about, about these five and about something that you said. [00:26:52] About the five-year-old the, the, the emperor, the five-year-old emperor of your, of your brain. [00:27:00] When you talk about that. Cause I do want to talk about these five pillars, but there's this is, this is something that I wonder about children who go through. For example, if, if we're in that space of child abuse or some other kind of, of trauma of children in war zones, what kind of challenges, extra challenges do those children then have to get past? [00:27:24] Not just the inner five-year-old, but the trauma that they survived in order to become peak. [00:27:31] Bob Lesser: Yeah, it's a great question. I mean, they, they, they certainly are going to have organizing patterns, limiting beliefs about themselves in the world that are going to impact how they behave. The actions they take, the actions, they don't take the, the, the relationships with others. [00:27:51] And You know, not to say that it's going to be, you know, impossible for them. Cause you know, certainly people who have suffered trauma have gone on to [00:28:00] be, you know, perform at the highest selfless to become, you know, to be elite performers. But it's, it's, you know, they're gonna, they're gonna struggle. [00:28:08] They're gonna suffer in the ways that we all do, but maybe more. And you know, so it does, it does go back to this sort of ultimately the question becomes what are their core beliefs about themselves and what are their core beliefs about the world? And You know, how will that enable them or get in the way of their doing the work to get what it is they want in life and to feel fulfilled doing it. [00:28:34] So that would be the, sort of the big question that I would have, or I would look at with anyone who has suffered a trauma early. Early in life is, you know, are they are they able to do still do the things that are necessary to achieve their goals and, and feel fulfillment? And a lot of that does come down to, you know, their, their perceptions in themselves or perceptions of others, or ability to have re have healthy relationships[00:29:00] their ability to stay the course when things get difficult and be consistent, you know, the consistency required. [00:29:06] To do anything worthwhile and challenging. So, you know, certainly not not impossible, but you know, it's, it's it's, it's hard, you know, it's hard anyway. And especially if you've had trauma, hopefully they've been able to get support and get help and, you know, be able to, to, to come to terms, you know, with with what happened and maybe use it as. [00:29:26] You know, I think, I think you see that in a lot of elite performers who have had early hardship is they've been able to use it as fuel to help motivate them and to keep them going and to sort of, you know you know, and it's, it's, in some ways, you know, built their resilience and their, and their, and their they're on their toes. [00:29:43] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Yeah, it's so interesting that you, that you said that, that, that that's this notion of using it as fuel because these pillars that you're talking about, I can see the self-conscious part of that and the sort of the expectation of being cared for as a baby, all of a sudden that's [00:30:00] not there. Right? So how people think of you and how you think they think of you is, is an unstable foundation. [00:30:07] So that's why I was wondering about how someone who has survived trauma. Deal with these five pillars and, and still perform at a peak level. I wonder the other one that I, that sort of was like, Hmm. What about people who have attention deficit issues? How do they deal with those issues to then sort of climb up and become peak performers? [00:30:34] Bob Lesser: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I mean, hopefully, you know, they have been able to find ways to manage their ADHD. They've maybe they've found, you know, a meditation practice. Maybe they found medication that has worked for them. Hopefully they've chosen endeavors that are well sort of, well-suited to you know, to sort of you know, maybe more distractable. [00:30:57] And, you know, have maybe gravitate it to something that, you know, [00:31:00] maybe, you know, that's like sort of like startup entrepreneurs tend to be people who are like interested in a lot of things and you have to be focused on a lot of different things when you're starting and leading a company. And, and so, you know, hopefully they found pursuits that are. [00:31:14] You know, sort of you know, not impeded, not overly impeded by, you know, their, their challenges in focusing. And you know, and yeah, it's, you know, you know, again, you know, I think. These, these couple of questions that you have you know, we're all, we are all flawed. We are all, you know, challenged, we all suffer. [00:31:37] So, so it is, it is the human condition and it is about figuring out. How to work within the constraints that we have to meet our highest potential. And we all have constraints, you know, I am never going to be an NBA basketball player because I'm five, seven. Right. So, you know, and I'm never going to be an astronaut because I'm too old [00:32:00] right now. [00:32:00] So these are real constraints. So when we talk about one's potential, we're not talking about, you know The sort of, you know sort of potential without constraints. And I think that's important is for us all to understand who we are, what the constraints are that are, are kind of, you know, sort of you know, that we're, we're working with. [00:32:19] And so the question becomes, how do we maximize ourselves, given the constraints that we face, given who we are. And, and, and not, you know, deny those things or not be ashamed of those things, but to really know, like, this is a constraint I have, so I got, I have to work with, you know, I have to work with it. [00:32:37] Izolda Trakhtenberg: And that goes back right to the very first thing you said, which was, it's not about being the best, it's about being your best. Right. And, and I, I love that. And it ties beautifully into this idea of, of what you said about vision values and purpose that having that amalgam and then being able to work through. [00:32:58] And with it allows you to get to [00:33:00] that place, which dovetails beautifully into talking about the peak performance formula, your book. I would love it. If you would talk a little bit about, let me, let me just give the whole title because I love it. I think it's so wonderful. The peak performance formula, achieving breakthrough results in life and work. [00:33:17] Yes. You're again, you're singing my song, Bob. So I would love to hear from you a little bit about. First of all, what prompted you to write it? And second of all, what is it that you want the book to do for the people who read it? [00:33:34] Bob Lesser: Yes. Well, what prompted me to write it was really, you know, I, you know, work with my clients is an executive coach. [00:33:42] And prior to that, as a psychotherapist and, you know, do this really. Intentional work that you know, yields great results helps people to be their best and developing tools and techniques throughout the years that have been really effective in helping people deal [00:34:00] with the. Unique, but not but unique, but also somewhat universal challenges that that, you know, these, these founders and executives and leaders you know, we're facing and. [00:34:13] I wrote the book because I wanted to make it accessible to a larger audience, not just, you know you know, the, the, the you know, the, the tech, startup CEO, or though, you know, leader of the big organization you know, that I'm working with to my executive coaching practice, but I want to make it accessible to really anyone, anyone who's trying to get better at anything, whether that's, you know, a student who's trying to get their grades up in school, you know, The new college grad, that's trying to figure out how to, you know, kind of, you know what to do with, with, you know, the sort of next phase of their lives. [00:34:43] A manager in a company who is trying to move up somebody who's thinking about starting their own company you know, really anyone who's like, you know, I need some tools and tactics to to, to. Achieve the things that I, that I want to achieve. And I, and I want to do it in a way that [00:35:00] is about me, what matters to me and will bring me fulfillment, not what society says or thinks I should do. [00:35:06] So, so that that's, that's why. To sort of make it, make it try and make that more accessible. And the set was the second part of the [00:35:15] Izolda Trakhtenberg: question. What is it that you want readers of the book to get out of it? Like what, what is, what is your desire for someone picks up the book reads it? What do you want them to have that they didn't have before they picked up the book? [00:35:31] Bob Lesser: Yeah, I, I think it's, it's a sort of tools and tactics to, to allow each individual reader to become a peak performer in their, in their own lives. And, and, and, you know, make the kind of you know, breakthrough achievements that maybe have. Holding the things that have been holding them back or or things that they've been, you know, really wanting to do, but just, you know, you haven't had the tools to do that to really provide those, [00:36:00] those sort of tangible tools and tactics to allow people give people some tools to really know themselves, better understand themselves better. [00:36:07] There's a lot of that in the book of, you know, helping them, giving them guided exercises to. Define what their purpose is to articulate their core guiding values, to to articulate their vision from, for themselves and where they want to go in their lives. So, so, so that sort of self knowledge, then those tools and tactics to, you know, to be one's best to, you know, transform, you know, the imposter syndrome, if that's something that they face to. [00:36:39] Con be able to come to see failure as, you know, not somebody to be scared of, but actually something to embrace to, you know, really make sure that they are doing the sort of baseline things that we know will help anyone trying to do to do anything important in their lives around physical health and energy [00:37:00] management training one's mind. [00:37:02] To again, overcome some of these performance paradoxes that we talked about in the beginning and to sort of master the techniques that they need to master in whatever endeavor it is that they're that they're pursuing and to, to, to, you know, use tried and true tools and tactics to do that. [00:37:20] Izolda Trakhtenberg: You keep stopping me. I kind of go, ah, I need to take all this in because there's so much there's so, so much rich stuff in, in, in what you're saying, something that I'm really curious about with, within that. I love that it's tactical. I love books that, that don't just go, let me just strategize for you. [00:37:39] And then you go and try and do it all by yourself. So I'm so glad that that's, that that's in the book. Something that I. That I'm wondering about is when, like you've said this a couple of times already, not in these words, but that we have a tendency toward entropy that we kind of don't [00:38:00] work at our best within the book. [00:38:04] What are the steps? Someone who has that tendency to sit on the couch and eat Cheetos and then dream about doing more. What's the first step? What do they do for. [00:38:16] Bob Lesser: That's a good question. I mean, I, I start, the book starts with. Because I think, I think purpose is this really, this sort of motivator, the purpose gives us motivation, the stronger our purposes. [00:38:28] The more motivated we will be, the more motivated we are, the more energy we will direct to do something. It'll get us off the couch, the stronger our purposes. And, you know, you hear these stories about, you know, parents were able to lift heavy cars up, you know, you know, to save their children, you know, this sort of the strength. [00:38:46] It, that comes from purpose, the motivation, the energy that comes from purpose. So I like to start there because that is a sort of an Energizer. And then, you know, I, I do think [00:39:00] You know, vision coming, you know, really helping people sort of co if they, if they don't have that strong vision from themselves. [00:39:06] Cause that's that you know, Lewis, Carroll, the author said, you know, if you don't know where you're going, any road, any road will do. And, and so, you know, we need to know where we're going, where we want to go. And once we know that once we have a, a as clear a picture of where we want to go, what we want in life as we can, then we can start to set some goals around it that are based on you know, this, this, this real, you know sit this real sense of like, wow, if I could, you know, if I could just make it. [00:39:37] You know, how great would that be? And so, so then, you know, so you've got the, you've got purpose, you've got vision and then values are the beliefs that drive our behaviors. And so once we begin to, you know, we, we know who we are, what's deeply meaningful to us or energized around that. Our purpose, we have our vision, which is telling us, you know, Hey, this is kind of, this is where I want to [00:40:00] go. [00:40:00] I've got some now some concrete goals that are gonna are gonna make sure that. I'm getting there, then our values become about what are the behaviors that are going to, if I do those things day in, day out, I practice those behaviors day in, day out. They're gonna, they are gonna you know, kind of like the oars of you know, of a, of a canoe. [00:40:20] They're going to row me in that, in that right direction. They're going to be the thing, that sort of guy that keeps me moving in that right direction through these, through. Practice of these core values. So that's how the kind of the peak performance formula works in practice. So purpose, vision values. [00:40:39] Come together to give us this really strong foundation. And then, and that's the first part of the book. And then the second part of the book is about these sort of tools and tactics. And these are these things, you know, you know, I break down into sort of three categories, you know, physical, the physical. [00:40:54] The second is that is, is, is the ticket. And the third is, is, is the mind [00:41:00] training the mind? So the physical is, is stuff that we, most of us know about. But we need to be reminded about, about the optimal amount of sleep to get that kind of diets. We should be eating the ways we should be moving our body and the amount of exercise we should be getting the ways we should really be managing our energy to optimize that energy for the things that are important. [00:41:20] That the technique piece is giving people some, some tools through a method called deliberate practice. Your PR you probably need to get better at you're at some technique. So if you know, part of my goal or vision is maybe to, you know, play competitive tennis I'm going to need to work on aspects of my game. [00:41:38] I'm going to need to, you know, practice my, you know, my serve or my overhead, or, you know, whatever shot needs improving or shots need improving. So I, I need to I need to design some deliberate practice in order to actually get better. At the, at my craft. And so, so that section of the book really addresses some best [00:42:00] practices and how to improve your technique and whatever it is you're trying to improve. [00:42:04] The third, third piece of this is, is training the mind. And this, this, again goes back to a lot of the performance products stuff that gets in our way. And this is through, you know, through things like meditation. Practice, you know, I'm a big proponent of, of meditation because of the, you know, the, the incredible benefits that it has and the scientific data that is now available, that backs up the benefits of meditation in terms of, of, you know, what it can do for our nervous system, our immune system how it can help us focus and constant. [00:42:35] Better. And so it's really this mental training. That's important in order to kind of, and, you know, and, and to overcome the negativity bias, to be able to practice optimism and learn to I learned optimism. So things of that nature tools of that nature that are gonna help us to have some control over our minds to, you know, kind of make sure that we're able to stay on the [00:43:00] path of, of, of our, of our vision. [00:43:06] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Again, I'm thinking I want to take all of that in. Ah, wow. So it's, I mean, yay. This is so exciting and it's, it takes me back to something. That I'm that a lot of times when I work with my own clients, we talk about the, the foundation, which is you have to remind yourself that you deserve to be here. You know, that, that that's so much of it. [00:43:32] And as a meditator, I that's, that's part of my daily meditation. Right. So when I'm, and I'm gonna use myself as, as the The research tool, I guess when I'm meditating, when I'm in that space. And if I'm trying to do my vision and purpose and values, and I'm trying to get to a place where I feel like I can act on the things that you're talking about, the tactics, the actual step-by-step stuff [00:44:00] that you detail in the book, how do I remain consistent? [00:44:06] What does someone need to do? If, if for example, they're not having results yet, or, or it's taking a long time or things are moving slower than they might want or need. How do you maintain a consistent level of the practices that, that you outline in the book? If you are someone who's, who doesn't have Bob lesser as a coach to sort of talk through it. [00:44:30] So you're the you're, you know, Jane Schmoe and you are. Trying to work through and develop these, this, the values, the vision and the purpose. [00:44:41] Bob Lesser: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. That's it. It's a good question. There's a couple things. So one of the things I talk about in the book is an as again of practice practices of high-performers one of them is to build. [00:44:52] Around you that will support you. And, you know, the team is going to look a little different depending on, you know, what it is you are trying to achieve and get [00:45:00] better at and and, and optimize. So, but we all need, we all need a team. We all need a support. We all need support. Nobody does it alone. That team part of that, part of what that team does is hold you account. [00:45:10] As well as support you. And, and so having a team in place that will help you to stay on track, stay on the path that when things aren't working, we'll brainstorm with you, what's not working, what do we need to do differently? And and, and so, so thinking about yourself, just like athletes, do athletes have their, you know, tennis players have their teams of, you know, Their coach, their physiotherapists, their acupuncturist, their dietician they're right there. [00:45:36] You know, their fitness coach. They've got all these people that are specialized to help them be the best tennis players they can be. Right. What I'm suggesting is that we all need that in our lives. We need our own sort of personal teams that will help us be. You know, w person that we can be the best, you know, whatever it is, you know, fill in the blank that we want to be. [00:45:58] So part of it is, is, is [00:46:00] really formulating that team and, and, and using that team. And then the other piece is at the very end of the book, I include a 30 day peak performance challenge which walks the reader through how to implement the concepts in the book over a 30 day period on anything that they want. [00:46:17] They want to get better at anything they want to make sort of breakthrough performance in and what that does. And the reason I included that is because it's both showing people how tangibly and practically to implement these concepts and day-to-day life. And it also helps to make it. Doing this over 30 days is gonna, is gonna start to build these practices as habits. [00:46:42] And, you know, it is checking in on purpose, going back to purpose. It is checking in on your values and make sure you're doing those behaviors. It is checking in with your vision. And, and it is also making sure. The goals that you have said are are the right goals and that you are monitoring and measuring them. [00:46:59] And so I [00:47:00] include a process that's taken, actually taken from Google and w what Google uses to manage its its own performance. Called objectives and key results. And I've adapted that to personal use so that you are basically setting goals for yourself. And then you're breaking those goals down into, into monthly objectives and key and key results that are kind of the measurable indicators that tell you the, what progress you're making towards achieving those objectives. [00:47:32] And you score yourself. On them and, and it's as great tool for staying. Seeing where you're where you're not on track, where you're maybe behind and where you need to pick up the pace on things. So that's a, that's a very concrete tool that I offer and I use myself that I've been doing for years that really has helped me stay consistent. [00:47:53] Because every week I'm looking at my goals, my objectives for the month that are based on my goals for the year that are based on. [00:48:00] Long-term vision for myself. And I score them and I say, yeah, you're doing, you know, you're on track this week or, Hey, you're, you're behind schedule and you have to pick up the pace. [00:48:09] And I used that process to, you know, to kind of, you know, stay, stay on, you know, on track, you know, month by month till I hit six months. And I revisit my annual. To make sure that it's still relevant and see if anything has changed or if I want to make any modifications. And then I keep going and hopefully by the end of the year, I'm a step closer to achieving my vision. [00:48:33] Izolda Trakhtenberg: I love that. I love that. That's again, to me, consistency is so important because you can have the absolute best intentions, but, but if you're not consistent with it, then. Then you're going to have a lot of extra challenges, I think. Yeah. [00:48:49] Bob Lesser: I, and I, and I actually just won one saying that I really love is that elite performers are not consistently great. [00:48:57] They're great at being consistent. And [00:49:00] so. Consistency showing up day in, day out is, is the name of the game. And so I'm glad you brought that up because that, that is, you know, it's not about these heroic performances or, you know you know, going, you know, all 110% all the time. It's about showing. You know, doing our best day in day out and being consistent and by being consistent is going to be how we become better and ultimately great at something [00:49:31] Izolda Trakhtenberg: 10,000 hours. [00:49:32] Yes, absolutely. And that's, that's the epitome of consistency. You have to do it for 10,000 hours on Malcolm Gladwell. We love him and we hate him at the same time. Bob, I'm so grateful that you. Took the time to chat with me about your work and the book. I'm super, super excited about it. I would love it if you wouldn't mind. [00:49:53] Cause I'm sure, you know, someone's listening to this going, I need this book. I need to know more about [00:50:00] Bob Lester and the work he's doing. How does someone connect with you? What, where are the places that someone could find you and also where can the book be found? [00:50:09] Bob Lesser: Yeah. Awesome. Yeah. I mean, you know, I'm on social media. [00:50:12] You can find me on Instagram at, at Bob underscore lesser. I'm also on Twitter at lesser underscore bomb. So you can find me both of those places. And you can also go to my website to learn a little bit more about me and my work and. Read some, some articles that I, you know, kinda my new, my new stuff. [00:50:31] And that's www.boblesser.com. The book can be ordered it's out and can be ordered on Amazon Barnes and noble bookshop and indie bound. So, you know, any anywhere, you know, where you prefer to, to, to buy books, those are all the online sources. And the name of the book is the peak performance formula achieving breakthrough results in life. [00:50:53] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Fabulous. And I'll put the links to everything in the show notes so that we don't have to be typing furiously down [00:51:00] everything. So writing it all, noting it all down. Whenever somebody says to me, you know, oh, can you spell that for my name? For example, I'm always like, oh, you don't want to do that. Let me just send it to you either that, or I say write small because my name is very long. [00:51:14] Once again, Bob, I'm so grateful that you took the time to be here. I have just one last question that I. Everybody who comes on the show. And it's a silly question, but I find that it yields some profound results. And the question is this. If you had an airplane that could sky write anything for the whole world to see, what would you say? [00:51:41] NEF said. All right. Well, that's, that's about the most succinct I've had there. That's yeah. Three, three words. That's good. Cause you can't, you can't. Too many words. So there you go, Bob. Thank you once again for being here. I really appreciate it. [00:51:59] Bob Lesser: Although my pleasure. [00:52:00] Thanks for having me. [00:52:01] Izolda Trakhtenberg: Wow. So you have gotten it from Bob lesser. [00:52:04] You're going to need to go out and get the peak performance formula. Be consistent in your practices. Figure out your vision, your purpose, your values, and live your best life and do your best work. It's really the way it's all about. I am. Izolda Trakhtenberg for the innovative mindset podcast. And I'm hoping that you enjoyed the show. [00:52:24] I'm hoping that you are enjoying your day, and I'm hoping that if you do like what you're hearing. Drop a review, tell a friend about this episode so that more people can learn about Bob and the incredible work he's doing to help people be peak performers until next time, remember to listen, learn, laugh, and love a whole lot. [00:52:49] thanks so much for joining me today. I really appreciate you being here. Please subscribe to the podcast if you're new and if you like what you're hearing, please review it and rate it and let other people. [00:53:00] And if you'd like to be a sponsor of the show, I'd love to meet you on patrion.com/innovative mindset. [00:53:06] I also have lots of exclusive goodies to share just with the show supporters there today's episode was produced by Izolda Trakhtenberg and his copyright 2020. As always, please remember, this is for educational and entertainment purposes. Only past performance does not guarantee future results, although we can always hope until next time, keep living in your innovative mindset.
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Sandra is the founder of The Kaufmann Anti-aging Institute, a forward-thinking educational company, with the overarching goal of educating the general public on why we age and how we can minimize the effects of aging to live longer healthier lives. The Kaufmann protocol, which has both a book and app on the market, is the product of this and is underpinned by Sandra's longevity and cellular biology expertise. Dr. Kaufmann has a Master's Degree from the University of Connecticut in Tropical Ecology and Plant Physiology. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and has recently received an accolade from the American Health Council as "Best in Medicine," she is a certified expert on the science of medicine, and specifically anti-aging. Her book the Kaufmann Protocol is available on Amazon.
CONRAD KORSCH is a New York City based acoustic and electric bassist / multi-instrumentalist / vocalist / musical director / bandleader / composer / producer, and educator. After attending the prestigious Settlement Music School throughout his grade school and high school years in Philadelphia, he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Bass Performance from Temple University, where he attended on scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude and with other honors. Widely known for his tenure with Rod Stewart from 2002 - 2018 as bassist and eventually Musical Director / Bandleader, and as a member of The Faces since their R&R Hall Of Fame Induction in 2012, he has accumulated a long and varied list of other notable recordings, performance, production and TV / Film / Theater. In this episode, Jane shares her background, education, and musical journey. If you enjoyed this episode please make sure to subscribe, follow, rate, and/or review this podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, ect. Connect with us on all social media platforms and at www.improvexchange.com
Damari has a unique perspective on Money and Personal Finances.She holds a Master's Degree in Accounting and Finance, has been a practicing tax accountant for over ten years and owns a firm, The Gold Standard Accounting & Tax Inc in Huntington Beach, CA.Damari is passionate about helping small business owners, more specifically women-owned businesses, in understanding their money. As a first-generation American and an entrepreneur herself, she understands the difficulties that are faced. Money goes beyond business; that is why she is determined to help others Be Confident Money Women.Damari can share with you on different levels and aspects of Money and Personal finance; whether it be money mindset, money management, taxes, or just the fundamentals of business, she has something for everyone.Learn More: https://www.damarigold.com/Influential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-damari-gold-owner-of-the-gold-standard-accounting-tax-inc
Damari has a unique perspective on Money and Personal Finances.She holds a Master's Degree in Accounting and Finance, has been a practicing tax accountant for over ten years and owns a firm, The Gold Standard Accounting & Tax Inc in Huntington Beach, CA.Damari is passionate about helping small business owners, more specifically women-owned businesses, in understanding their money. As a first-generation American and an entrepreneur herself, she understands the difficulties that are faced. Money goes beyond business; that is why she is determined to help others Be Confident Money Women.Damari can share with you on different levels and aspects of Money and Personal finance; whether it be money mindset, money management, taxes, or just the fundamentals of business, she has something for everyone.Learn More: https://www.damarigold.com/Influential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-damari-gold-owner-of-the-gold-standard-accounting-tax-inc
Big Ideas- We've all heard people say the Bible means things that are obviously false.- It's easy to react by thinking that either no interpretation of scripture is trustworthy, or that the only way to know what it means is to go to seminary.- There are lots of good applications of any given passage of Scripture. There are also some bad and unhelpful ones. - The Bible is for YOU. You can read it and come away with something helpful. And it's not as hard as you might think. - You just need to remember 2 things: ask the Spirit for help, and use guardrails. - Here is a great guardrail that will go a long way to keep your interpretation on the right track. Just ask these questions:1. Does this interpretation help me love God or love my neighbor more?2. Does it help me connect more with the world around me, making it better?- Try singing the second verse of O Holy Night when you read, and make sure your thoughts on what the verse means agree with these lines:Truly he taught us to love one anotherHis law is love and his gospel is peaceChains shall he break, for the slave is our brotherAnd in his name all oppression shall ceaseQuestions- Have you struggled to feel like you can know what interpretations of scripture are trustworthy and which are not?- Have you ever asked the Spirit for help applying scripture and gotten help?- Do you think that every verse in scripture is there to reinforce the truths that God is love, and God is with us?- Do you feel any more motivation or freedom to read scripture for yourself with this method? - Put it into practice! Try it out and talk about it with others.
This week, we conclude our final Stories of COVID-19 series with two stories about the lasting impacts of the pandemic. Both of these stories ask: Where do we go from here? Part 1: Months after Howard Lieberman contracts COVID-19 on a business trip in March 2020, he continues to suffer from symptoms of the virus. Part 2: When Monica Hickson drops off her fiancé, who has been suffering from shortness of breath, at the hospital, she doesn't know it's the last time she'll see him alive. Nationally known storyteller Howard Lieberman moved from Brooklyn to bucolic but shockingly Republican Stillwater MN in 1990. His jaded yet surprisingly tender performance style has made him a favorite on the national and, thanks to Zoom, global storytelling scene. Howard is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network. Monica Hickson is a trainer, higher education educator, an instructional designer, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion facilitator with more than 20 years experience. She works for the University of Michigan as an instructional designer and DEI educator. She is a proud graduate of both Wayne State University as well as Central Michigan University where she obtained both a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and a Master's Degree in Education. Monica loved to dance, listen to music, travel the Caribbean, and watch television until, that is, her fiancé died of Covid-19 in April...here is her story. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
To watch this episode, please visit Rachel's YouTube channel. Listeners can find Robb Wolf at his website, on Twitter @robbwolf, and on Instagram @dasrobbwolf Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and 2X New York Times/Wall Street Journal Best-selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat. He and co-author Diana Rodgers recently released their book, Sacred Cow, which explains why well-raised meat is good for us and good for the planet. Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top-ranked Itunes podcast, books, and seminars. He's known for his direct approach and ability to distill and synthesize information to make the complicated stuff easier to understand. In this episode, Robb and I chat all about Robb's perspective on metabolic flexibility, how to better understand hydration and sodium intake, the carb swish trick, how macros on keto can fluctuate based on exercise and exertion, and more! “In a textbook of medical physiology, hydration means water and electrolytes. And when we're really thinking about physical performance, the main electrolyte we need to be concerned with is sodium.” Robb Wolf Top Takeaways: Robb's perspective on metabolic flexibility and how to achieve it Benefits to a carb swish for performance A daily recommended minimum dose of sodium should be this if you eat a mostly whole foods diet When fasting becomes too much and could cause more metabolic harm Show Notes: [0:00] Rachel gives a brief bio on our guest today, Robb Wolf @dasrobbwolff [1:00] Welcome back to MetFlex and Chill! Rachel welcomes guest Robb Wolf @dasrobbwolff [1:30] Robb gives a brief background of how he got into working with people with complex issues and needed something other than standard care [4:00] Question: Can you tell us about your personal Paleo/Keto/Low-carb journey and how it's evolved over the years? [5:00] “My base recommendations really haven't changed a ton other than I think I've become even more aware that the folks that are struggling with body composition, appetite control, metabolic issues, etc... that protein really is THE thing to focus on.” [9:30] Question: Have you seen metabolic inflexibility on both sides of the spectrum? And what would you say about how to mitigate that? [17:30] A Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet Combined with 6-Weeks of Crossfit Training Improves Body Composition and Performance [17:30] Question: What's your opinion on implementing a lower-carb protocol within a CrossFit setting for those people who are not elite? [22:00] Zone diet [25:00] What is a carb swish? [25:30] Question: Do you think there's a difference in terms of genders for those who want to implement a keto/low carb approach and also do CrossFit? [26:30] Theories around keto and performance: Could be electrolyte management? Could it be from excessive sweat causing fatigue? [28:30] Question: Can you speak to the importance of electrolytes not just in terms of performance but overall health and functioning? [30:00] The main electrolyte to replenish during performance = Sodium [31:00] “In a textbook of medical physiology, hydration means water and electrolytes. And when we're really thinking about physical performance, the main electrolyte we need to be concerned with is sodium.” [36:00] Question: Is there a recommended intake of sodium-based on body bodyweight? [40:00] Listener Question: I noticed that I get bloated or kind of puffy if I have too much sodium. Can you talk to that a little bit? [42:30] Listener Question: Can you actually overdose on a potassium supplement? [44:30] Question: Is there anything in the past year that you've changed your mind about and why? [52:00] If you want to check out more from Robb you can find him at https://robbwolf.com/, www.drinklmnt.com, or The Healthy Rebellion [52:00] Thanks for listening to another episode! If you're loving MetFlex and Chill and want to help grow the show, please head over to Itunes and leave a rating and review! How to Leave an Apple Podcast Review: First, Open the podcast app on your iPhone, Mac, or iPad. Then, hit the “Search” tab at the bottom right-hand corner of the page and search for MetFlex and Chill. Select the podcast, scroll down to find the subheading “Ratings & Reviews”. and select “Write a Review.” Next, select the number of stars you'd like to leave. Please choose 5 stars! Using the text box which says “Title,” write a title for your review. Then in the text box, write the review itself. The review can be up to 300 words long, but doesn't need to be much more than: “Love the show! Thanks!” or “Rachel provides wonderful content from a multitude of expert guests!” Once you're done select “Send” in the upper right-hand corner. --- Join the FREE MetFLex Life Course: www.metflexandchill.com Rachel Gregory (@rachelgregory.cns) is a Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Author of the best-selling book, 21-Day Ketogenic Diet Weight Loss Challenge. She received her Master's Degree in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology from James Madison University and Bachelor's Degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Miami. Rachel helps her clients transform their lives by starting with the physical (body), realizing the power of the mental (mindset), and ultimately gaining massive confidence that bleeds into every aspect of their lives (family, relationships, work, etc.).
Irene Lyon is a nervous system expert, teaches people around the world how to work with the nervous system to transform trauma, heal body and mind, and live full, creative lives. To date, her online programs have reached over 4000 people in over 90 countries. Irene has a Master's Degree in Biomedical and Health Science and also has a knack for making complex info easy for ALL of us to understand and apply to our lives. Her website Her previous episode WHO IS MARK STRUCZEWSKI? Mark “Ski” Struczewski (Mister Productivity) works with executives to help them gain control of their time by taming distractions so they can experience less overwhelm, feel a sense of freedom, and enjoy their lives. In addition to being a productivity coach, Mark is a speaker, host of The Mark Struczewski Podcast, and author. His strategies have guided CEOs/Executive Directors, business owners, business corporate specialists, and entrepreneurs to get back control of their time. You can find out more about how to connect with Mark and his mission to create confident leaders at MisterProductivity.com. Does your to-do list have you overwhelmed? When you join my Digital Productivity Coaching (DPC) Program, you'll learn how to get and stay focused, become untangled from the chaos of your to-do list, experience less overwhelm, and have time to do what you really want to do! Find out more and sign up today at MarkStruczewski.com/dpc Get instant access to The Basics of Productivity Course at MarkStruczewski.com/bofp Become a Mark Struczewski Insider and get productivity tips and exclusive content that I only share with email subscribers. Follow Mark on LinkedIn, TikTok, Instagram, and Snapchat.
We all have our proverbial mountains to climb, but today's guest has climbed some of the highest mountains — on her mountain bike. Plant-powered pro mountain biker, Sonya Looney, is Rip's guest and, in addition to crushing it as a professional mountain biker, Sonya has also become well-known as a health andd mindset coach, setting clients up for success no matter what they're trying to accomplish. Rip and Sonya share many commonalities - from being professional athletes, to becoming health coaching entrepreneurs, and raising plant-powered kids. In fact, they spend most of their time today talking about chasing these big dreams, taking risks, remaining resilient, and not quitting even in the face of inevitable setbacks and frustrations. That's why we've called this episode, "The Power of Picking Yourself." Whether you're trying to change your diet, develop new habits, or change careers, have the courage to believe that you are worth it and, like Rip and Sonya, you'll be well on your way to winning at the game of life. About Sonya Looney Mindset, plant-based nutrition, and sport- three things that have powered Professional Mountain Biker Sonya Looney to the top of her sport. With over 15 stage races wins across the globe and a 24-hour World Champion title to her name, Sonya is no stranger to thriving in challenging and long events. She takes her research and learnings off the bike to her top ranked podcast- The Sonya Looney Show, helps others with nutrition backed by her Cornell Plant-Based Nutrition certification. She is a Health Coach through Vanderbilt University's Integrative Medicine Program and has her Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. Sonya's goal is to help people be better every day and to show people they can find their potential through doing hard things. She believes that curiosity and optimism are the keys to always learning and growing. Sonya has an online course- The Moxy & Grit Mindset Academy that is a mental toughness and positive psychology course for athletes. She has several business projects on the go including her Moxy & Grit apparel line and her Plant-Powered Academy online community. Episode Resources PLANTSTRONG Community PLANTSTRONG Website and Resources PLANTSTRONG Meal Planner - If you'd like to try our meal planner free for 14-days, use the code BACKTOSCHOOL to enjoy two weeks of free access. After the trial ends, membership is just $1.90 a week! Sonya Looney Website and Resources Theme Music for Episode Promo Theme Music
“Parenting is hard, divorce or not. Parenting is a big ask.” When you mix parenting, divorce, changes in family structure, and a complete upheaval of everyday life - parenting becomes even harder. Michelle Kenney, a connective parenting coach, joins me to talk about how to parent your children before, during, and after divorce, with connection, peace, and empathy. Michelle is a divorced mom of two daughters, who are 12 and 15. She is a recovering yeller, control freak, and perfectionist turned connective parenting coach. She was so poignant and soothing during our time together. I can't wait for you to listen. “I gave up the relationship I share with my ex-husband to focus on the relationship I share with my girls. The relationship I share with my girls is better because I got divorced.” Michelle Kenney. Show Highlights Was parenting always a big ask or did parenting change over time (compared to past generations)? (5:33) How to use connective parenting as opposed to punitive parenting, when your own life is destabilized by the divorce process. (7:39) “It's okay to make mistakes, it's not perfect, and we can strive to do better.” And...as parents, we have an obligation to our children to apologize when we do get things wrong. (7:52) Connective parenting: what it means and what it looks like. (10:20) When your co-parent continues to punitively parent your child and you don't. “You need one, good connected caretaker to be a functioning human being, to do well, and to be well-adjusted.” (12:15) How to talk to your children about your different parenting styles without badmouthing your co-parent. (14:30) The importance of empathizing with your child. Plus, why is it so hard to do? “We don't understand what empathy is because no one did it for us.” (22:06) Adjusting to co-parenting and being without your child while they are with their co-parent. (23:36) Why punitive parenting is bad for children. (28:13) Michelle shares her experience as a former yeller and insight about what parents can do when they do yell or lose their shit. (32:30) Learn More About Michelle: Michelle lives in Los Angeles with her two girls 12 and 15. Before becoming a Hand in Hand certified instructor in 2015, she worked for 12 years in public schools as a teacher and counselor. None of which prepared her to be a mom. After years of consequences, bribes, and star charts she found Hand in Hand parenting, created by Patty Wipfler. It reshaped the relationship she shares with her daughters, and she credits it with changing her life. She is passionate about helping others find their way through the murky business of being a connected parent. She loves leading groups and finds the dynamic transformative. Michelle also strongly believes that listening partnerships are the cornerstone to moving through difficulties. Michelle has helped herself and others make meaningful connections, work on sibling rivalry, and alleviate school problems. Aggression, fears, withdrawal, and sleep issues are just some of the struggles she has shared and helped others rectify. She holds a Master's Degree in Education speaks fluent Spanish, has been trained as a Council in Schools Facilitator and is an ADL Trainer fighting against the bias of all types on school campuses. Resources & Links: The Divorce Survival Program is here. Learn more or purchase, here! Michelle's website Michelle on Instagram Michelle on Facebook JOIN THE SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO FACEBOOK GROUP
Today on Exploring the Prophetic, Shawn Bolz interviews Tim Ferrara. Tim is the Executive Pastor at LifePoint Church in Arizona. He is an author, has a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, has a podcast - Everyday Discernment, and he started the ministry of “Discerning Dad” as a way to write and encourage Christians to make better decisions that honor God. Tune in as Shawn and Tim discuss how important discernment is in your everyday life, an opportunity that opened as a Senior Pastor and what shifted that moved him to take the position, and the importance of following discernment and the peace of God when making big decisions.
Ingrid Y. Helander shares 4 new ways to convert worry to confidence Episode 2125: Four New Ways to Convert Worry to Confidence by Ingrid Y. Helander on Accessing Your Calm and Confident Self Ingrid began her career in Marriage and Family Therapy after she had her three children. After her youngest son was diagnosed with a chronic illness, she decided that she wanted to train to work alongside people as they work through life's difficulties. She has a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. Ingrid specializes in Internal Family Systems and and Intimacy from the Inside Out Couples Therapy. The original post is located here: https://ingridyhelanderlmft.com/four-new-ways-to-convert-worry-to-confidence/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? Visit https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalLivingDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Ingrid Y. Helander shares 4 new ways to convert worry to confidence Episode 2125: Four New Ways to Convert Worry to Confidence by Ingrid Y. Helander on Accessing Your Calm and Confident Self Ingrid began her career in Marriage and Family Therapy after she had her three children. After her youngest son was diagnosed with a chronic illness, she decided that she wanted to train to work alongside people as they work through life's difficulties. She has a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. Ingrid specializes in Internal Family Systems and and Intimacy from the Inside Out Couples Therapy. The original post is located here: Interested in advertising on the show? Visit
Eating less meat or giving up flying are palpable ways people can help mitigate climate change. But how much does personal action matter? And how should societies meet the challenge of lowering greenhouse gas emissions?Yael Parag of the Reichman University in Tel Aviv weighs the merits of individual carbon budgets. Bruce Friedrich of the Good Food Institute highlights the impact of eating beef. And Jon Fasman, The Economist's US digital editor, tries a lab-grown meat substitute to assess its flavour and potential.Hosted by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, The Economist's global energy and climate innovation editor, with environment editor Catherine Brahic, and Oliver Morton, our briefings editor. For full access to print, digital and audio editions as well as exclusive live events, subscribe to The Economist at economist.com/climatepod and you can sign up to our fortnightly climate newsletter at economist.com/theclimateissue. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.